Ballad Of Climie Fisher by Half Man Half Biscuit (2000) discussed...
Right, where does one start? Well, there is no Duke of Marlborough pub in Amesbury, apparently. I doubt whether Fisher worked for the BBC in any position before his premature demise and I’d wager that Climie couldn’t identify Canterbury Spar if a bit got wedged into his shoes.
Why then does NB10 pick just these two people, or one musical entity, for such treatment? I’m buggered if I know, but it is the work of a genius, if a somewhat, ahem, twisted one. Strangely enough, I first heard this track on the way to the Rollright Stones for a Midsummer party. The stones had earlier been daubed with red paint by vandals or pagans disgruntled that their favourite quaint notepads were out of stock, perhaps. I even tried dowsing. The relevance of which to the song in question escapes me, but then it’s that kind of track.
Never, as far as I know, performed live, although Nigel has occasionally and tantalisingly played the introductory bars. Shame really.
Love Changes (Everything) is sometimes played on Free Radio 80s at work. I have a little inward chuckle…See lyrics to Ballad Of Climie Fisher