The Housemartins were an English indie rock band formed in Hull who were active in the 1980s, and charted three top ten albums and six top twenty singles in the UK. Many of their lyrics were a mixture of socialist politics and Christianity, reflecting the beliefs of the band (the back cover of London 0 Hull 4 contained the message, "Take Jesus – Take Marx – Take Hope"). The group's a cappella cover version of "Caravan of Love" (originally by Isley-Jasper-Isley) was a UK Number 1 single in December 1986.
While it does not contain the significant BBC sessions, B-sides, and album cuts featured on Quite Good!, it does feature superior sound and all the material (such as "Happy Hour," "Sheep," "The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death," and their cover of the Isley Brothers' "Caravan of Love") that casual fans truly need. Most of the band's biggest fans will tell you, of course, that the two studio albums are absolutely necessary.
Listen to music from The Housemartins like Happy Hour, Build & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Housemartins. The Housemartins was a British e rock band which formed in 1983 in Kingston upon Hull, England. After breaking up in 1988, band members Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway formed The Beautiful South, while bassist Norman Cook found success as an electronic dance music DJ and music producer founding the groups Beats International, Pizzaman and Freak Power, before rebranding himself as Fatboy Slim.
Soup (The Housemartins and The Beautiful South album). Soup is an album released in November 2007 by The Housemartins and The Beautiful South on Mercury Records. It is in effect a greatest hits album for both of the bands, the first seven tracks bracketed together as "The Housemartins Condensed" and the remaining fifteen as "The Cream of The Beautiful South"
The Housemartins - Official. December 18, 2018 ·. Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott are delighted to confirm they’ll be joined by very special guest Richard Hawley for their Stockport County Edgeley Park shows next summer. Paul & Jacqui will perform 'The Last King Of Pop' - featuring the songs of The Housemartins, The Beautiful South + Paul & Jacqui - in full. The Housemartins - Official.
Find great deals for The Housemartins - Best of the Housemartins (2004). A more succinct and straightforward anthology of the Housemartins than 1988's Now That's What I Call Quite Good! While it does not contain the significant BBC sessions, B-sides, and album cuts featured on Quite Good! Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 7 brand new listings.
The Housemartins, in only a short space of time, became one of the premier pop acts of the mid '80s. Four years and two albums is not a lot to build a greatest hits collection from, but that's exactly what you get with the Best of the Housemartins, and it's a testament to how good they were. Although they only released two albums, they created some of the quintessential singles from that period.