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Achtung Bono CD


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  • Audio CD (23 Nov. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Probe Plus Records
  • ASIN: B000ATJYOE
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,702 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  5. Surging Out Of Convalescence 3:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Joy Division Oven Gloves 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  9. Asparagus Next Left 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Depressed Beyond Tablets 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Bogus Official (*Public Information Tune) 1:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen13. Twydale's Lament 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. We Built This Village On a Trad. Arr. Tune 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By C. E. Shaw on 31 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
HMHB have been playing some of these songs live for a while now. Everyone is a gem, as you'd expect from the boys from the Wirral. With such underwhelming titles as "Joy Diviison Oven Gloves" you know you're onto a winner. To say that HMHB take the pith out of the rounded orange that it is pop is a truism, but one well worth repeating. Listen, learn and laugh. Sheer indie craft at it's best.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "levkovski" on 7 Jan. 2006
Format: Audio CD
How do Half Man Half Biscuit Always manage to outdo themselves?
I didn't think much could top the brilliance of Cammell Laird Social Club, but I was Pleasingly mistaken.
HMHB have always been one of favourite bands, and I had already heard a few of the tracks from this CD from Peel & Kershaw Sessions, like Joy Division Oven Gloves, Corgi Registered Friends, Mate of the bloke and Asparagus Next Left, but the tracks that were new to me, such as the sheer genius of 'We Built this village on a trad. arr. tune', 'S*** arm, Bad tattoo' and 'Restless Legs,' were incredible to hear for the first time, and timeless ones like 'For What is Chatteris..?' and 'Deppressed beyond tablets' make you feel as if you could never tire of HMHB, and you won't.
My advice is, if you see this in a shop and you don't own it, Buy it. If you do, Buy it as a present for a friend.
I give this: 100/100
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By N. Lee on 25 Feb. 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
To steal lyrics off the last album, this album is definitely more "song based". Although I've loved every HMHB release so far, they have had of late a lot of non-musical tracks. I find these very funny, but I do, in time, find myself skipping them. Not so with Achtung Bono. From start to end, this album is packed with catchy tunes and great lyrics. The more you listen, the more you discover - the great thing about HMHB is that every line means something, it's just that it might not mean anything to you until several years later! What Is Chatteris... is probably one of the best songs they've ever written, a sort of typical HMHB sad yet funny dejection ballad.
If you're not already an HMHB fan, this album is a good intro. It did take eight weeks to deliver, but since all the local shops had either sold out or had their copies nicked, I didn't have a lot of choice. It was worth the wait.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Zozo on 22 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I bought this as a gift and my partner loves it. So much so we are now going to see them perform in February 2011.
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Not a duff song on here to be honest...tunes, wit and advice on sourcing asparagus. Twydale's Lament is on it, go buy.
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By damned gary on 2 Nov. 2013
Format: Audio CD
Not a single bad track!! From restless legs to joy division oven gloves, certainly a cult classic and lyricaly obscure to say the least
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Auld Reekie on 15 Nov. 2006
Format: Audio CD
From start to finish this is the definitive HMHB album. There's no fillers here. Nigel is at his savage and witty best and is improving with age. Cult tracks in a band's set are invariably older but there's at least two on this album alone - a fact I witnessed at the Arches in Glasgow last year. 'Joy Division Oven Gloves' and 'We Built This Village (on a Trad Arr Tune)' are probably not the best tracks but they bring out a feverish crowd reaction. 'Upon Westmister Bridge' will go down in music history for the lines:

"Help me Mrs Mendlicott I don't now what to do,

I've only got three bullete and there's four of Motley Crue".

No other band are doing funny social satire to the same degree as the Bicuits. 4x4 owners and will hate it. The rest of us can't wait until their next offering
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