Complete Field Guide for Cynics
- Artist: Half Man
- Format: CD
- Release Date:4/20/2004
They drank, played, bars, honky-tonks and annywhere there was a crowd, they fought constantly, but Half Man, the band was all that this working class boys had. Then after twelve years together they decided to split up. But before the brake they booked a studio to make one record. Their first and last. Frustration, angst, old bones to pick, aggravation, hatred and the death of the band was in the mind of the four boys, now men, who entered the studio that night. It was a cold December night the studio was situated far out in the Swedish countryside. It vas a silent car ride to the place. Instruments and amplifiers were set up. Everything was ready. The producer Matias Nilsson tells the story: -So there they were four people, like brothers but they just couldn´t get along, it had to end. They sat down in a circle on the studio floor it must have been abut ten o clock, they started to pas around a cigarette and a whiskey bottle, nobody said anything. Then after several hours at two in the morning they all got up as by a given command. They had their own songs, 12 years hard work had molded them to perfection they had some PJ Harvey covers and they knew exactly how it should sound. The first song they recorded wasInsane because that was how they felt. Last song wasHardly waitSix hours later we had recorded Complete field guide for cynics To this day they haven´t seen each other or talked to one another again. But the record exists. Blues, Swamprock, Stoner,psych,metal, Rock the styles of this cult records has been given many names. It's not for the faint hearted it is a record that will haunt you for the rest of your life.