Archive ads

Has anyone got copies of these ads? The grabs shown here are from recent eBay auctions… but it’d be great to show them at a higher resolution. Please let us know if you have any old Helps ads, posters or other ephemera!

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Malcolm Morley Manband memory fail!

Hopefully someone can help. I’ve been asked about the poster below (yes, yes, I know the size of the turn-ups on my jeans is extraordinary… I don’t know what I was thinking either!). Where did the poster originate from? I can’t remember whether it came with an LP ~ Rhinos, Winos & Lunatics? But I don’t think so. I vaguely recall the shoot ~ a film set possibly. Anyone know?

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Help Yourself / Zig-Zag Box Set Sells Out! (or does it?)

We thought that the Zig-Zag box set featuring a live performance by Help Yourself had sold out. But it would appear that it is STILL AVAILABLE from RGO Records. Grab a copy while you can!

The Help Yourself tracks that feature are: Running Down Deep / Reaffirmation / American Mother / Blown Away.

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Old Help Yourself press release

I’ve been sent these old press releases. Hopefully, you can read them – I’ll get round to typing them at some point.

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Sadly, the old form that was on this website was proving to be rather problematic. We became aware that quite a few messages were being sent that weren't being received ~ so we've resorted to using a simple email address for the time being. Many apologies if you sent me a message and I didn't reply. I urge you to try again! Send your email to: hello(at)


On the Road / On Air is a new box set that document’s Man’s BBC sessions between 1972 and 1983. There’s some great music here, including a BBC Radio 1 session that features Malc from 1974! Visit the Cherry Red website for more info.


Putting together this website has certainly been a 'learning curve' ~ but I think we're getting there. For a more interactive experience visit the Malcolm Morley Facebook page and the fledgling Twitter account (@bewaretheshadow). If all goes well, who knows, we may even consider a YouTube channel.