The Higsons formed in Norwich in 1980 and disbanded in London in 1986. During this time they recorded several sessions for BBC Radio 1 - most of them for John Peel. This album contains the best recordings from these sessions.
This album contains the best recordings from those sessions including several early versions of songs which later became singles.
The cover booklet features an original illustration by Charlie Higson who later became a comedy writer and co-creator of TV's 'The Fast Show'. The band also add their own entertaining liner notes.
"We were always broke, so these sessions were a very good way to demo songs, in fact some of these recordings are superior to the versions we released as singles, and listening to them again we were all pleasantly surprised at the overall quality."
1.I Don't Want To
Live With Monkeys
1-4 Recorded in session for John
in session for Richard Skinner 20.8.81
9-10 Recorded in session for John Peel
11-12 Recorded in session for David
13 Recorded in session for David Jensen
Recorded in session for John Peel
17-18 Recorded in session for David Jensen
19-21 Recorded in session for John Peel