The Beautiful South Split

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  1. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    I am sure that this will go under the radar on here but if anyone is interested:

    The Beautiful South have split today after nearly 18 years together. They started out in 1989 after the break-up of the Housemartins. One of Hulls most famous exports The Beautiful South have been one of the most understated bands in recent times. They created songs about real life that effects real people; affairs, sex, drugs, prostitution etc...

    If anyone wants to find out about them I am sure in the US you can get some stuff on iTunes. Just download a song from the recent Superbi album and see what you think.

    Thanks for all the years of great music.

    EDIT: On the US iTunes Store you can't get Superbi but anything from the other albums is still pretty good.
     
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    That is a shame. They were a great band and a pretty unique one too.

    I love that they said that the split is due to "musical similarities"!
     
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    Yep, it was the 'breaking news' headline story on the local rag's website earlier. It's a pity to see they've split – they're one of my favourite groups. We went along to one of their homecoming gigs at Hull City Hall last year and it was a fantastic evening, despite a rather energetic woman jumping on my feet all night.

    I liked the 'musical similarities' bit too myself, calculus. :D
     
  4. R.Youden thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I was at one of those concerts last year in Hull, Friday night I think it was. I then saw them a week later in Plymouth, in between I spent a week in Barcelona, that was one hell of a week!

    I think I saw them 5 times since 2003, twice in Plymouth, once in Hull, once in Birmingham in December on their 'farewell tour' and once in a field near Bristol! I will miss Paul Heatons 'dancing'
     
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    Hmmm... that's a shame... Perfect 10 is one of my favourite songs, ever...

    :(
     
  6. R.Youden thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Are you an XXL or poor poor 4?:rolleyes:
     
  7. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    All joking aside R.Youden, you do realise that the South splitting means that our fair city's current top musical turn is Roxanne off Pop Idol?

    This is truly a dark day. :(
     
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    Every penny don't fit the slot

    ;)
     
  9. R.Youden thread starter macrumors 68020

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    How can you forget about the Fine Young Cannibals! The worst, and yes I do include Elton John and Blue in the list, worst band to play at the KC. OK it didnt help it was the opening night and nobody gave a toss about them!
     
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    LOL.

    I prefer 101% man.




    in fairness I love the beautiful south, (and EBTG another of Hull's finest), but their last couple of albums (not superbi that was marvelous) but the likes of painting it red etc.. were pretty poor.

    And it's a shame caroline left the band.
     
  11. R.Youden thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Dont you mean Jacqui.... or maybe Briana
     
  12. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    They've not been together for a few years though, surely putting them in the 'defunct musical turns' box with the Beautiful South?

    However, I've no doubt that Roxanne is 'working on new material' and has some 'exciting projects in the pipeline'. :D

    EDIT: in my mind, the best act I've seen perform at the KC has been the Neil Diamond impersonator who gave us a song or two at halftime in the match against Huddersfield a couple of seasons back. Asking the Huddersfield supporters to 'let me see your hands in the air' wasn't the wisest of moves, given he gestures he received. :D
     
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    I thought this thread had something to do with the Civil War.:p :eek:
     
  14. R.Youden thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Followed by the typical footballing chant of "Who are ya?"
     
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    I was about to log into their band website forum but no one is maintaining it now. It's all filled with pr0n links to viruses and spam.

    Maybe give them a little time?
     
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    Am I way off the mark (I usually am) but wasn't the female member of the band from Northern Ireland? :confused:

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    Yep – at least the original singer, Briana Corrigan, was. She only sang on the first three albums.
     
  18. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    And isn't Heaton actually a Sheffield bloke? In fact, he has some links to the Sheff United 'lads' movement, so I've been told.

    Seen him at Edgeley Park a few times watching Stockport County. I think he lives round the area.

    Top bloke, good band. Shame that he seems to have slipped from the popular music radar. A good ol' fashioned socialist to boot too :D
     
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    Cheers Jaffa Cake.
    I thought there was one female singer from this part of the world.

    Have you any idea who the female singer was on the album "0898" I think the album included "36D" and "Bell bottomed tear"

    Great music :)

    FJ

    So where's the Hull connection?

    FJ
     
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    It was Corrigan who sang on 0898.

    Heaton's from the Wirral originally, I think, but moved around the country a lot in his formative years. As FleurDuMal mentions he's a Sheffield United fan and has some links with the Blades Business Crew. He currently lives in Manchester so he's not exactly a million miles away from Edgely Park if he wants to enjoy some top football.

    He moved to Hull in the early Eighties – once here he set up the Housemartins and when they split up the Beautiful South. I think all but one of the other male members of said group are from Hull, though.
     
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    He'd be very disappointed going to EP for top football. Unless it's 1997/98 and no one told me.

    Still never been to Hull. Always wanted to go there. Curious to see if it's as bad as the snobby, self-righteous London-based media seem to make out. Good bit of history around that town, unless it was all bombed to pieces during WWII.
     
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    Psst! Wanna know a secret? The place is a positive utopia, but we perpetuate the myth that it's a horrid place to stop all the snobby, self-righteous London-based types from moving up here and ruining our better lifestyles. Works a treat. :D ;)
     
  24. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Was up there a couple of weeks or so ago... I liked the little I saw of it i.e. the centre. Must admit there's a stretch of derelict houses that you see just before the train pulls in which is a little off-putting; have no idea of what the suburbs are like.

    Although it has a marina, I didn't really explore it, but I have photos taken from my hotel room of the dual carriageway and the shopping mall. :D

    Oh, and the black cabs are certainly an experience. ;)
     
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    You don't need to bother. John Prescott is all the negative publicity you need :p
     

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