Darren Hayman – The Greedy, Ugly People (Chords)


Darren Hayman (Hefner) – Greedy, Ugly People (Chords)

Not a Fall song. But there is a very tenuous connection.

I was very joyed when I stumbled across this video. Not just because it’s my favourite Hefner song played on the ukulele. But also because it was put up by Spoilt Victorian Child which was, back in the day, the best MP3 blog around. Without it I wouldn’t have started my first MP3 blog. And without that, I wouldn’t be blogging here.

Spoilt Victorian Child was named after a Fall song. But you knew that.

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  1. milko June 12th, 2009 11:40 am

    that’s a really nice song which is prompting me to go find more by him/them. Also one I feel like I could probably have a good go at despite being very novice. Hooray and thanks!

  2. Dan June 12th, 2009 11:45 am

    Great to see a Darren Hayman song on here. He’s a big uke fan and there’s loads of songs featuring them on his solo albums and EPs.

    I think he works at the Duke of Uke shop off Brick Lane, I bought my first uke from him (a rubbish £15 Mahalo) at the End of the Road festival a couple of years ago where they had a stall.

  3. Woodshed June 12th, 2009 5:06 pm

    milko: Don’t miss Hayman, Watkins, Trout and Lee as well – his bluegrass band.

    Dan: I didn’t realise he worked at DoU.

  4. milko June 12th, 2009 5:33 pm

    Oh that is nice. Thanks once again. I have to say, based on one quick listen to two Hefner albums, nothing grabbed me nearly as much as Greedy, Ugly People – it’s that ending I think – but this other band is interesting.

  5. Dan June 12th, 2009 7:09 pm

    He’s released a hell of a lot of albums, as a starting point I’d recommend “The Fidelity Wars”, “We Love The City” (both Hefner) and his new solo album “Pram Town” (and there’s quite a lot of uke on that).

    Other than that, the best of Hefner’s a good place to start.

    oh, and HWTL are fantastic, but it’s just a little side project. Saw them play in the woods at End of the Road, I think the video’s on their myspace.

  6. Woodshed June 13th, 2009 9:10 pm

    Dan: Thanks for the info.

  7. Feef June 18th, 2009 8:34 pm

    I was unsure about this song until I heard that ending. It’s brilliant, I can’t stop playing it now! Thanks

  8. Woodshed June 21st, 2009 8:04 pm

    Feef: Glad you got to like the song.

  9. Maja June 8th, 2010 3:38 pm

    could someone tell me how to strum this song? i can’t catch it :(

  10. Woodshed June 9th, 2010 11:12 am

    Maja: Try:

    d u x u d u x u

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