During the course of their storied history many have pondered the origins of HCF. Most agree, that the McKnight and Macintyre partnership under the guise 'The Name Droppers' is where the band truly originated. Several Incarnations of the band would follow, including the Flat-chested Fatties, Pope Mobile, Santa's Knee, Professor One-eye and the Garbage Bag Raincoat and the Rubberneckers. Critics and fans will agree however that it was McKnight's and Macintyre's collaborations with Professor One-eye himself, Dave Chester Burns (ex-guitarist of International Hobo) that proved to be the most memorable. Circa 1985 also saw the rise of a Brazilian speed funk band called Crucified Fruit Salad. Interestingly enough, the founder of this youth orchestra was none other than Shock Uzi Wallyworld Warlord. Sadly after the triangle player overdosed on mangoes, most of the band threw in the towel leaving UZI all alone - that is until our Sir Edmund appeared on the scene with a half pack of cigs and an idea for a band called Booty Taster. Tagging along with Sir Edmund was this weird effeminate bongo player called Manny who kept insisting to everyone that he was going to be the next Keith Moon. By this point, Edmund, UZI, and Manny (who incidentally, started calling himself 'soft hands' - goodness knows why?...) started jamming in an abandoned chip truck near the Parliament buildings with Edmund shouting out lyrics to UZI & Mannys frenetic, frantic sonic reverberations. It wasn't until the addition of Blue Lou that the band started to draw a crowd. The story has it that it was after spotting Booty Taster at the Shitty Lemon in Flin Flon Manitoba, that the then Rubberneckers decided to join forces with the brothers Rankin, UZI and Manny 'Soft Hands' Hernandez of Booty Taster to form a super group. With new members now in place and tours, discount store grand openings, and children's birthday scheduled for the New Year, you would think that the morale would be high. This was not the case. Manny's legendary shouting matches and temper tantrums, while entertaining in a live setting had a negative impact on the new members. His legendary hissy fit at Caesar's Palace where he was heard to quip: 'Jou bettas get it together mang or dis bitch is history, don't make me cut jou!' made it into all of the local rags. While pretty fruity in nature, the rest of the band was still afraid of Manny because of his willingness to chuck the odd stray dagger at band members while they were playing. In fact the new guitar player Crunch Clown ex of cult band Cannibal Clown was actually ordered by Manny to place a large pineapple on his head (a la William Tell you get the idea). Manny was carrying on how he was going to make this swell dessert out of the new axeman and things did go from bad to worse. In fact, Crunchy not the pineapple got diced that night. He would take his effeminate jealous bravado to greater heights by recklessly challenging audience members to knife throwing contests. As the band would clear the stage, Manny would rip his shirt off, slice himself up and start to poke at his privates with a 14' Bowie Expedition Knife. Manny remained unchallenged like this for several more weeks until Booty Taster decided to do a battle of the bands charity ball with MC Rammer, Kaphuckinbang and Mister Mister Mister, on Parliament hill. Rick Gajdecki, drummer extraordinaire of MC Rammer would have none of Manny's bizarre stage behavior. Before you could say Moulinix the knife slipped and Hernandez let out a surprised whoopee and Rick was playing Manny's drums. This was not the end of 'Soft Hands' because he finally had the reason to get that sex change procedure he often talked about and later found success as a body building aerobics instructor at a prison in upper Detroit. Now with Rick 'Snicks' Gajdecki as he was affectionally called providing the 'boom' Snick' as it were - things really started to tick for our heroes. After the death of Monsieur Bouté Taster (the band's namesake) in '94, the lads decided to change the name of the band to Hippie Campfire. It wouldn't be until the fall of 1995 that the band would release it's self titled debut with the audience favorite 'Suck me Arse' as the lead off single. Since their collective heyday, the band has been largely inactive and incommunicado. Each member pursuing separate projects for some time, it is only recently that HCF has decided to reform and reclaim it's mythological musical heritage.