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Half Man, Half Biscuit

Half Man, Half BiscuitBirkenhead's wry four-piece post-punk outfit with a sense of humour, Half Man Half Biscuit, released their debut album, 'Back In The D.H.S.S', in 1986, which quickly became a favourite of John Peel's, making indie-stars of the peculiarly monickered band. 'Back In The D.H.S.S' went on to become the biggest-selling independent album of that year. On the cusp of super-stardom Nigel and Si Blackwell, Neil Crossley and Paul Wright split-up, disillusioned with the constant attentions of the media, who all probably wanted to know just what their name actually meant. They re-formed to the relief of fans of wryness and sarcasm in 1990, proceeding to release a further string of highly acclaimed albums, though it'll always be their mid-80s heyday forever associated with the great man Peel.

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