Of 'Hogs And Men!


Live At The Royal Albert Hall 1996

Live At The Royal Albert Hall 1996


The Blind Fiddler

Haven’t had a chance to listen to this one many times yet but from the title we presume it is a song about David Blunkett, the nanny and the fast-track visa.

Actually, it appears to be song about a sound engineer who has a terrible accident when trying to make a heavy metal re-mix of the classic Beatles album Revolver.


Dark Fields

Dark Fields

The Blue Cockade*

This is a traditional folk song that goes back into the mists of antiquity. It is a cautionary tale as one of Sonic’s ancestors is cornered by a bunch of school career advisors on commission who ply him with alcopops and then con him into signing up for a tour of duty with the military.

*Cockade – Noun, Middle English: a spiney, prickly or spikey woodland creature, usually assumed to be a hedgehog.

c.f. Geoffrey Chaucer – The Canterbury Tales: The Folk Musician’s Tale-

“Inne ye wodes as ane heremite wass he mayde

to dwel among ye bushes with ye blue cockade.

Ande as ye towne was fillt with plague bubonic

Livved he in pease in busshes with ye Sonicke.”

[Notice for our young readers and those of a nervous disposition.]

It’s OK, he survives. Luckily he gets posted to the same ship as Prince William and so comes back from the wars with a bucketful of medals without having been exposed to anything remotely dangerous!




Beer, Knightley … again!


Bonnie Light Horseman

As anyone who does the Book of Revelations, Hieronymus Bosch, etc knows, the Boney White Horseman is Death and this haunting lament dates back to the period of the Napoleonic Wars when he was kept rather busy due to the French being annoying as usual.


No Song To Sing

No Song To Sing


Galway Farmer

A farmer (in Galway oddly enough) suddenly develops a profound fear of Irishmen. To get away from it all he goes for a holiday in England but due to a travel agent’s booking error finds himself in Cheltenham during the Gold Cup festival week…… surrounded by Irishmen!

Panicking, he 'jacks the nearest horse and tries to make a break for it. The musical fugue that describes his bid for freedom is best enjoyed with eyes closed while imagining Steve McQueen doing his thing at the end of the Great Escape but on a horse instead of a motorbike.

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