Cammell Laird Social Club

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Cammell Laird Social Club
Studio album by Half Man Half Biscuit
Released 2002
Genre Rock
Label Probe Plus
Producer Mark Walker (engineer)
Half Man Half Biscuit chronology
Trouble Over Bridgwater
Cammell Laird Social Club
Achtung Bono
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Cammell Laird Social Club is the ninth album released by UK rock band Half Man Half Biscuit, in 2002.

Cammell Laird Social Club is a working men's club in Rock Ferry, just outside the band's native Birkenhead. The title is a play on the title of the film and album Buena Vista Social Club about various Cuban musicians which was a 1999 project by Ry Cooder. This same album is referenced in the first track. Cammell Laird is the name of the company that owned the large shipyard in the band's native Birkenhead.

Musically, there is more country influence than on previous albums[citation needed]. The record also features two spoken-word pieces.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Light at the End of the Tunnel (Is the Light of an Oncoming Train)"
  2. "When the Evening Sun Goes Down"
  3. "San Antonio Foam Party"
  4. "Them's the Vagaries"
  5. "If I Had Possession Over Pancake Day"
  6. "The Referee's Alphabet"
  7. "She's in Broadstairs"
  8. "Tyrolean Knockabout"
  9. "Breaking News"
  10. "27 Yards of Dental Floss"
  11. "Paradise Lost (You're the Reason Why)"
  12. "Thy Damnation Slumbereth Not"
  13. "Stavanger Töestub"

Cultural references in song titles[edit]