The song title is a pun on a pencil grading and is a tribute to Humphrey Bogart with lyrical references to the film Casablaca. The only live performances where in the early tours and a John Peel session for BBC radio on 23rd June 1972.
The band Madness also wrote a tribute to Bryan Ferry based on this songs pun and called it 4BF.
Bryan Ferry re-recorded the song and usd it as the b-side to his first solo single 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall' and also included it on his solo album Let's Stick Together.
A band called The Venus In Furs made up from Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke, Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, Jon Greenwood, Clune, Paul Kimble & Andy Mackay recorded this song for the soundtrack to the film Velvet Goldmine. It has also been recorded by R. Stevie Moore
Album track only
2HB is on the following Roxy Music & Solo albums:
View the lyrics.