These Vintage Years - A Virtual Museum covering the work of Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay.


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


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2HB is on the following Roxy Music & Solo albums:

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