ONE GALLON DEMO
MC. 1982; (Reissued as HH3, Ltd Ed. 1988)
Tracks:- Boddies; Buenos Aires; Do You Love Me?; Failure With Girls; Lads From Macc; Now He’s a Poof; Twenty Pints
Original demo versions recorded at various London studios. Available mail order, and from ‘Gitterish Allsorts’ a second hand rip-off shop on Sunderland St- where prices would vary according to Mr Git’s mood and bank balance.
MC. 1983; (Reissued as HH2, Ltd Ed. 1988)
Tracks:-Baggy Anne; Blackpool; Boddies; Buenos Aires; Charlotte; Do You Love Me?; Eh Up! Macc Lads; Failure With Girls; Get Weavin’, Lads From Macc; Now He’s a Poof; Saturday Night; Sweaty Betty; Twenty Pints
An album recorded in Duckinfield in 1 hour. Funded by Git Co Enterprises.
The Lads are still paying him back, as the interest on 17/6d was compounded.
Record company offers were withdrawn when a swearword was detected
2 seconds into the first song.
MINGE PIES & MISTLETOE
MC. 1983; (Reissued as HH4, Ltd Ed. 1989)
Tracks:- Jingle Bells; Let’s Get Pissed Again; Rudolph the Red…; Santa Claus is Coming to Macc; 12 Days of Christmas
Some songs from demos and some live recordings from Xmas concerts in 1982.
The mastertape was lost, stolen, or taken into ‘safe keeping’ by persons unknown.
BEER & SEX & CHIPS N GRAVY
MC. LP. 1985; HH1 HHLP56
Tracks:- Beer & Sex; Blackpool; Boddies, Buenos Aires; Charlotte; Dan’s Underpant; Do You Love Me? England’s Glory; Failure With Girls; Get Weavin’; God’s Gift; Lads From Macc; Miss Macclesfield; Nagasaki Sauce; Now He’s a Poof; Party; Saturday Night; Sweaty Betty; Twenty Pints
The black one. Recorded at the Cottage 22/8/85. Press clippings on the sleeve are from that week’s Macc Express, and the photo was taken before a gig in Clapham,1983.
‘Verse LXIX’ also recorded, but edited out, as the album was too long to fit on an LP.
EH UP!…MACC LADS
7″ 12″ MC. 1986; HHS1 HHS1/T HHCS1
Tracks:- Beer & Sex, Eh Up!.. Macc Lads; I Love Macc; Made of Ale;
All copies of this were destroyed after only two weeks on sale.
There are a limited number of ‘white label’ versions with individual Stammer cartoons in plain white sleeves. MC versions also contained ‘Knutsford’ & ‘Fat Bastard’.
BEER & SEX
VIDEO. 1986; HHV1
Tracks:- Baggy Anne; Beer & Sex; Blackpool; Boddies, Charlotte; Do You Love Me?; Eh Up! Let’s Sup; God’s Gift; I Love Macc; Lads From Macc; Miss Macclesfield; Now He’s a Poof; Party; Saturday Night; Twenty Pints
Live concert at the Gallery, Manchester, Dec 1985. Cheeky Monkey plays the drums.
The Beater is ill (with some hamster -like ‘gland’ trouble, and a curious skin complaint).
The video is known as ‘The one where Muttley catches the can’.
MACC LADS 5
MC. 1986; HH5
Tracks:- Blackpool; Buenos Aires; Charlotte; Dan’s Underpant; Do You Love Me?; England’s Glory; Fat Bastard; Get Weavin’; Jingle Bells; Knutsford;; Let’s Get Pissed Again; Maid of Ale; Verse LXIX
Released by Mr Git as an incentive to join the ‘great value’ fan club. These cassettes came in five different colours, and each had five of the above tracks. However, buying all five didn’t mean that you necessarily got all the songs. Oh, no.
FILTHY FAT & FLATULENT
MC. 1987; HH6
Tracks:- Baggy Anne; Barrel’s Round; Eh Up! Let’s Sup; Fat Bastard; Head Kicked In; Knutsford;
The dark green one. Recorded at Porky Pig’s in Salford. The Lads were not happy with the results, but Slimy released it anyway. The studio was destroyed, one mastertape went missing,
and Chorley missed the vocals- he was upstairs porking Mrs Pig.
BITTER, FIT CRACK
MC. LP. 1987; HH7 HHLP100
Tracks:- Al O’Peesha; Barrel’s Round; Bitter,Fit Crack; Dan’s Big Log; Doctor,Doctor;
Feed Your Face; Got to be Gordon’s; Guess Me Weight; Julie the Schooly; Maid of Ale;
Torremolinos; Uncle Knobby
The red one. The Cottage, 18/3/87. The Beater bought some effects pedals off the market, and decided that this LP would be the ‘Future of Rock’. Abdul threatened Baldy’s mixing desk with balti – so the swirling sitars remain to this day. MAIL ORDER
VIDEO. 1987; HHV2
Tracks:- Barrel’s Round; Buenos Aires; Dan’s Underpant; England’s Glory; Fat Bastard; Failure With Girls; Get Weavin’; Maid of Ale; Monkees; Nagasaki Sauce; Sweaty Betty;
A collection of promo videos and selected highlights of HHV1. This includes ‘Twenty Pints’ from October 1982, which won some award or other. The mastertape had Match of the Day recorded over it, so the quality is diabolical.
MC. 1987; HH8
Tracks:- Barrel’s Round; Jingle Bells
Limited edition cassette available in Dec. ‘87 only. This version of Barrel’s Round was recorded as a 7″ for Jukeboxes (VHF42). ‘Get the fucking beer in’ changed to ‘ Get the ginger beer in’, but the swearing on the flipside meant it was still banned.
MC. 1988; HH9
Tracks:- Dan’s Underpant; Eh Up!.. Macc Lads; I Love Macc; No Sheep ’til Buxton; Pie Taster; Maid of Ale;
The yellow one. A combination of HHS1 and VHF44 singles, plus a live track recorded in Leeds.
Littered with ovine puns, this sold loads- The vinyl version charted for a whole week.
FOUR BLEATS TO THE BAA
VIDEO. 1988; HHV3
Tracks:- Barrel’s Round; Charlotte; Head Kicked In; I Love Macc; Jingle Bells; Julie the Schooly; Knutsford; Maid of Ale; Monkees; No Sheep; Now He’s a Poof; Party; Pie Taster; Saturday Night; Sweaty Betty; Torremolinos
The “No Sheep” promo was shown on TV when the single topped the H. Metal chart.
Although what it was doing in that chart remains a mystery. Also includes live tracks from gigs in London and Bristol, and other promotional videos.
LIVE AT LEEDS (the who?)
MC. LP. CD. 1988; HH10 HHLP115 HHCD115
Tracks:- Barrel’s Round; Ben Nevis; Blackpool; Bloik!; Charlotte; Do You Love Me?; Doctor, Doctor; Fat Bastard; Get Weavin’; God’s Gift; Guess Me Weight; Julie the Schooly; Lads From Macc; Miss Macclesfield; Now He’s a Poof; Sweaty Betty;
The blue one. Recorded at the Duchess of York, Leeds 16/12/87. Original LPs contained an inner sleeve with notes, cartoons, and various bits of information. There are some blue vinyl copies, but don’t buy them, coz they’re rubbish. MAIL ORDER
COME TO BRUM
VIDEO. 1988; HHV4
Tracks:- Barrel’s Round; Ben Nevis; Bitter,Fit Crack; Bloik!; Failure With Girls; Fat Bastard; God’s Gift; Head Kicked In; Jingle Bells; Julie the Schooly; Knock Knock; No Sheep; Now He’s a Poof; Saturday Night; Sweaty Betty; Twenty Pints
Recorded at Goldwyn’s in Birmingham, 24/10/88.
Predictably a lot of beer was flying around. Some found its way into the mixing desk, so a portion of the gig is played in total darkness after the lighting circuit blew.