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The Housemartins / The Beautiful South

Started by KLG-7DD, March 14, 2014, 04:20:25 PM

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Don't know much about either band beyond their singles, but they're very good singles.

One of the first gigs I went to was to see The Beautiful South in 1994. My girlfriend at the time was into them and got us tickets to go. It was at the Chelmsford Spectacular, a sort of foreunner to the V Festival – it wasn't very spectacular, but it was very, very Chelmsford.

EDIT: For some reason I've never quite understood it's CaB tradition to acknowledge that your post is a pisspoor start to a new page, so I'll do that here.

Famous Mortimer

I have to agree with the last tagger in this instance. How most of you feel about the last few Beautiful South records, I feel about Heaton's entire career.

Although I did like their "Northern Scum" shirts and would have bought one had it not had "Beautiful South" on the back of it.




Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott are touring.

Is £25 worth it?

the science eel


I went through a short period in the mid nineties when I liked them, I guess when for a brief period they were probably the biggest band in the country. When fucking Rotterdam was everywhere. Listening them now is pretty difficult though. There's something slightly naff about Heaton's lyrics I think. They were always a band your girlfriend loved. Thats how I remember it anyway. I remember them headlining T in the Park sometime in the mid nineties and the guys in our group complaining because all the girls wanted to see them instead of the Prodigy.