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Album Review: The Lancashire Hotpots – A Hard Days Pint

A Hard Days Pint is the sixth album from Lancashire’s Comedy-Folk heroes The Lancashire Hotpots and it is a fun, cheeky and well observed testament to everything that happens in the good ol’ English boozer.

From the very first moment to the last this comedy feast is packed full of humour. From the wide array of spot on observations to the niche asides such as “it’s speeding up like a Black Lace record!” the whole record sums up perfectly the ups, downs, irritations and delights of a trip down the pub.

Over their previous five releases the Hotpots have successfully crafted the observations we all make into little nuggets of comedy. Here they are at it again. From a delightful, wacky take on the excuse “It’s the beer talkin'” to the joy of “The Perfect Pint” right through to the despair and sorrow of finding yourself as “The Designated Driver.”

At a time of recession and despair there is something wonderfully escapist about celebrating the pub, mates and even the tit who jumps in on other people’s rounds. It’s all here waiting for you.

Indeed for the patriotic, sporting ones amongst us, they even treat us to “The Beer Olympics” a rousing anthem about making Beer an Olympic sport, which contains the fine line “I’ve got on a retainer, Jonny Vegas as me personal trainer.”

So get on it, have a listen. It’s best served…with anything! (Except WKD, they won’t like that.)

You can buy the album from Amazon and watch the video for “The Beer Olympics” below:


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