Norbert – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano.
Although it had been 16 years since the Fingolstones had last been in the studio, Back In 86 proved one thing to be true, they were still writing about the same old crap as always.
Incredibly it had been 23 years since the Arsehole Club had dissolved amidst bitter infighting, brutal character assassination and the realisation that it was about time they all grew up. For Norbert however the AHC always had a special place in his heart and so what better way to start a new era for the Fingolstones than a song about the AHC.
The song demonstrates Norberts new found skills of musical arrangement as he plays all the instruments himself. From the delightful guitar riffery and Ringo Starresque drumming right through to the piano flourish at the end. The song itself is unapologetically mawkish and Norberts emotional vocals provide the listener with a yearning for times long past.
If nothing else, Back In 86 showed that despite the passing of all those years Norbert still couldn’t sing.
The earliest known photograph of the Arsehole Club.
L To R. Feargal, Dobba, Matthew (Joannes brother) Iain Davies, Nick Flaxman, Norbert (writhing in agony after being hit in the nads with the football), Claire Davies, Booga and Joanne Hodgson.
Yes I know this picture is elsewhere on this site but
it's the only one I have of the Arsehole Club.
The Arsehole Club clubhouse as it is today. No longer a dwelling house frequented by teenagers of a summers evening it is now the home of Chesterfield Sure Start (something to do with babies and breast feeding and all that malarkey). I doubt any breast feeding went on there whilst the AHC occupied it Phnaar Phnaar, or did it ?. I bet Iain Davies knows, he was a dirty old perv.