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Bound for Harwich and Beyond

November 30, 2014

The release of Urge for Offal, HMHB’s thirteenth album, and the first since we pioneered the concept of biscuit touring, has needless to say added significantly to our task. We’re now looking at a 64-down, 140-to go scenario, with the welcome challenge of a journey to the Hebrides, the prospect of Devon cream teas, and a chance to check out Junction 16 of the M6.

After waiting for Chris Rand to transcribe all the songs weeks of detailed listening, we’ve produced what we think is a definitive list of additional destinations:

Westward Ho! Massive Letdown: Westward Ho!, Northam, Bacup

This One’s for Now: Delph, Rock Ferry

Baguette Dilemma for the Booker Prize Guy: Hoylake, Hilbre, Berwyn

My Outstreched Arms: Thwaite (we’re sure it’s the one in the Dales, not one of the two in East Anglia)

The Bane of Constance: Heswall, The British Museum

False Grit: The Antonine Wall

Old Age killed my Teenage Bride: None

Urge for Offal: Harwich

Stuck up a Hornbeam: Crewe, Junction 16, The Apollo (Hammersmith)

Adam Boyle has cast lad rock aside: Dumfries and Galloway, Plockton, Skye, Creetown, Kircudbright, Gatehouse of Fleet (NB there’s also a reference to the Beltane Fire Festival, but Beltane isn’t a place so we don’t have to go there)

The Unfortunate Gwatkin: Mollington, St Lawrence (church near Mollington), Woodside Farm (also near Mollington), the Wervin Turnpike, Borehamwood

Mileage Chart: Arley Hall, Stoke, Ullapool, Deal

So nothing to be done but stock up on Cresta and energy drinks and reach for the mileage chart.

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