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Half Man Half Biscuit - Descent of the Stiperstones

In the late 1980s, I relocated to Scotland. It was a good time to go. Scots economic priorities were not like English one, a fact that came ever more apparent each time I returned south of the border. Ugly, garish retail outlets seemed to have sprung up at random throughout the countryside. Town centres were being deserted. Commerce was bold and vulgar, and people seemed to actually like it. It was a bit like that post-drug experience you get where you stare at the grot beneath your fingernails, aghast that such a thing can be a part of you.

So it is in Descent of the Stiperstones from HMHB's 2011 album 90 Bisodol (Crimond). After a pleasant day's hillwalking near the Welsh border, Nigel returns to a world that seems initially familiar, but one he soon realises he does not recognise. It grows ever more nightmarish. Singalong nausea, modern horror at its finest.

Half Man Half Biscuit - Descent of the Stiperstones
(alternate download)

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