Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic  was released in 1991 by UK rock band McIntyre, Treadmore and Davitt Half Man Half Biscuit as their third original album (their preceding album having been a compilation). It was the first album released after the band had reformed in 1990.
The title and album sleeve picture are both taken from a
Ripping Yarns episode entitled "Golden Gordon".
Track listing [ edit ]
Vitas Gerulaitis" "
Prag Vec at the Melkweg" "Christian Rock Concert"
Let's Not" "
Yipps (My Baby Got The)" "
Hedley Verityesque" "A Lilac
Harry Quinn" "Our Tune"
"Girlfriend's Finished with Him"
Cultural references [ edit ]
Vitas Gerulaitis - Vitas Gerulaitis (flamboyant tennis player), Virginia Wade (another tennis player, referring to the play ), Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf Rampton Secure Hospital, a high security psychiatric hospital in Nottinghamshire, ("Why, Mr Kowalski it was you all along!"), Scooby-Doo (album by Tarkus Emerson Lake and Palmer).
Prag Vec at The Melkweg - Lyric refers to The Beatles song " Yellow Submarine". The Enterprise Allowance Scheme (funded unemployed people to start businesses), Meadowlark Lemon (basketball player), Tony Monopoly ( winner), Opportunity Knocks Conny Plank (German electronic music producer), Johnny Kwango (British wrestler), Dawlish, Craig Stadler (golfer), Frisbees, Spandex, PragVEC (punk band), the Melkweg, listeria. Christian Rock Concert -
magazine for rock fans, Kerrang Stryper, backwards lyrics, Shane Fenton (also known as Alvin Stardust), Euston Station, After the Fire, Wendy Wimbush ( cricket statistician), space hoppers Let's Not -
caravan holidays, acid Peter Grummitt, footballer, the Highway Code, Norfolk, Godzilla, Diss, Jack Kerouac's , folk song " On the Road One man went to mow", author Carla Lane, grindcore, Vanburn Holder (cricketer), Jesus, Grant Baynham, (occasional contributor to That's Life!). Yipps (My Baby got The) - A (mostly) golfing song.
Yips (interferes with your putting), Jack Nicklaus (The bear), Care Bears, Greg Norman (The Shark), Julio Iglesias, Ultra Surs ( Real Madrid crowd song).
Hedley Verityesque - Hedley Verity (cricketer and spin bowler), Caves of Drach in Majorca, paper rounds, Alsatian dogs, film noir, Blockbusters, Peter Sarstedt, Kip Keino (athlete). A Lilac
Harry Quinn - Title refers to a bicycle frame maker in Liverpool. Jim Jones (cult leader, responsible for the Jonestown mass deaths), Journey, Pink Floyd song Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Wirral, Dick Quax (athlete), Dire Straits album , the Alchemy Goodyear Blimp, Sturmey-Archer and Campagnolo (bicycle gear manufacturers). Our Tune -
Alan Brazil (Scottish football commentator), the A47, the Goombay Dance Band, the , Rocky Horror Picture Show golf, St Neots, Bunty James (presenter on children's TV show How!), rugby league ground Hilton Park (now demolished), " Grocer Jack", Alessi brothers song Oh Lori, Eagle Comics strip Billy's Boots (owned boots that made him brilliant at football). Girlfriend's finished with him -
Frazier Chorus (indie band), Wim van Hanegem, Telly Savalas, Whitechapel. Everything's AOR - Kendo Nagasaki, Millican & Nesbitt (singing miners who won ), Opportunity Knocks Flintlock (pop group), Sade, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, T'Pau, Jackie (teenage magazine for girls).
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