Saturday, January 05, 2008

EPISODE54 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

By now, you should know that we are all about music education. Sure, the show is full of news, talk and sarcasm but helping inform the listeners is priority #1. That leads us to Soup - The Cream Of The Housemartins/Beautiful South. We've been mentioning the album a lot during the last few weeks and in order to explain that success on the U.K. charts we talk about the history behind this week's featured artists. Why plural? Well, it's more of a history of the band the Housemartins. We play their song, "World's On Fire," (listen to the amazing high pitch they hit on that one.) That led to the solo success of bassist Norman Cook under the name Fatboy Slim (for which we did a little montage.) We then talk about two of the bandmates that went on to form the Beautiful South and featured their debut single, "Song For Whomever," and mid-tempo rocker "Old Red Eyes Is Back." Well worth looking at their other songs as I don't believe these are indicative of their full sound (as a lot of female vocals appear in their hits.)"

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