I've always been a fan of Hegley ever since I bought his book 5 Sugars Please, and when I saw that this CD was on Amazon, I had to get it, as I couldn't find it in the shops. Basically this is a FUN mixture of spoken poetry and songs - probably the nearest it gets to being serious is Death Of A Dog and Seaing The Sea, but it is never sombre.
John Hegley is one of the few people who can both make me laugh and cry. I bought this album when I was very ill and it helped me feel better about myself. The songs are really funny and the poems are poinient. A must for all Hegley fans and all those with a terrific sense of humour.
I saw John Hegley at the Edinburgh Festival in 1992 and this CD seems to be all the poems and songs I have been trying to tell all my mates about for years. John Hegley is someone to be listened to indeed. The simplicity of the lines and delivery is beguling and almost hides the imense subtlety of the form he is single handedly both revelling in and lampooning. Champion