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The Higsons were an English funk-punk band founded in 1980 at East Anglia Polytechnic in Norwich. They released several singles and one studio album in 1984 called The Curse Of The Higsons before splitting up in 1986. The band consisted of Charlie Higson: Lead Vocals, Harmonica, Piano; Terry Edwards: Guitar, Trumpet, Sax, Piano, Vocals; Simon Charterton: Drums, Vocals; Dave Cummings: Guitar, Vocals; Colin Williams: Bass, Vocals and Stuart McGeachin: Guitar, Vocals. Vocalist Charlie Higson later founded fame as a comedy writer and actor in The Fast Show.

Links To Peel

Peel was a fan of the band and was amazed that anyone in the Norwich area was making music, that he invited the group for a session in 1981 before they released their first record. The band did 5 sessions for Peel's show and singer Charlie Higson later was the main writer for the Fast Show, of which Peel was a follower.

Festive Fifty Entries

Sessions

  • Five sessions. #1, 'We Will Never Grow Old' and 'Touchdown' from #2, #4 (except 'Round And Round') and #5 (except 'Keep The Fire Alight') available on It's A Wonderful Life (Hux).
The Higsons - Peel Session 1982

The Higsons - Peel Session 1982

1. Recorded: 1981-05-27. Broadcast: 01 June 1981. Repeated: 24 June 1981, 19 August 1981, 28 December 1981, 02 June 1982

  • (I Don't Want To Live With) Monkeys / Got To Let This Heat Out / A Dash To The Shops / Surrender

2. Recorded: 1981-10-21. Broadcast: 04 November 1981. Repeated: 30 December 1981,

  • We Will Never Grow Old / Conspiracy / Where Have All The Club A-Go-Go's Went? / Touchdown

3. Recorded: 1982-09-22. Broadcast: 11 October 1982. Repeated: 28 October 1982, Karl's Tape Mid October 1982, 22 December 1982, Kid Bryan:The Higsons, Kid Bryan And The Farmers Boys / Higsons 1982,

  • John Peel's New Sig Tune / You Should Have Run Me Down / Gangway / Annie And Billy / Put The Punk Back Into Funk

4. Recorded: 1983-05-09. Broadcast: 22 June 1983. Repeated: 11 July 1983

  • Push Out The Boat / Clanking My Bucket / Round And Round / Attack Of The Cannibal Zombie Businessmen

5. Recorded: 1984-06-13. Broadcast: 25 June 1984. Repeated: 12 July 1984

  • Walk On Water / 1958 / Keep The Fire Alight / It's A Wonderful Life

Other Shows Played

THE HIGSONS - I DON'T WANT TO LIVE WITH MONKEYS

THE HIGSONS - I DON'T WANT TO LIVE WITH MONKEYS

1981
The Higsons - Conspiracy

The Higsons - Conspiracy

1982
1983
1984
1990
1992
  • 18 April 1992: 'My Love Is Bent At Both Ends (Various Artists LP - Norwich A Fine City)' (Romans In Britain Records)
1993
1995
  • 02 June 1995 / Dat 081: ‘I Don't Want To Live With Monkeys (LP-Attack Of The Cannibal Zombie Businessmen)’ Waap
1996
1998
  • 29 April 1998: Got To Let This Heat Out (CD - It's A Wonderful Life ) Hux Records
2002
  • 05 February 2002: 'The Junk Keeps Piling Up (CD: The Curse Of The Higsons)' (Sartorial)

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