Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Welcome to the Beautiful South
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Japanese edition of the 1989 debut album by this poppy British post-modern group featuring former Housemartins members Paul Heaton & David Hemmingway. Features all 11 of the original numbers plus five bonus tracks, 'You An... more »
Japanese edition of the 1989 debut album by this poppy British post-modern group featuring former Housemartins members Paul Heaton & David Hemmingway. Features all 11 of the original numbers plus five bonus tracks, 'You And Your Big Idea', 'You Just Can't Smile It Away', 'It's Instrumental', 'But 'Til Then' & 'I'll Sail This Ship Alone'(Orchestral Mix). 16 tracks total. A Go! Records release. The full title is 'Welcome To The Beautiful South'.
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Chris | California | 11/05/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I like this CD a lot, but it's not one of those you can really listen to on the way to school and all. It's more of like cleaning up the house music. But anyways, there's a lot catchy and amusing songs. The lyrics are really original too. Every song is like walking in the mind of a loony tune. "Woman in the Wall" sounds like something from Edgar Allan Poe. There are songs about showbiz, politics, criminals, and of course, it even has those mushy love songs! I cant stop singing "I love you but you're boring" in the shower. All the songs are unique and entertaining. I must say, I've never heard anything quite like it. Frankly, it's bizzare, but in a friendly way. It's definately worth a listen. But if you're really going to buy it, I suggust you get the Japanese import. It's got some bonus tracks that are must haves."
Why aren't they big in the US?
media-dawood | jacksonville, fl United States | 02/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The best work by TBS. Woman in the Wall and You Keep It All In are my two favorites. I meet few people in the US who dig this band. Youn can't compare this original band to anyone, they don't have as much as that "pop" sound as Heatens old band The Housemartins did. When will these guys get big? Who knows I didn't here of them until 1994 and they have been my favorite since. This album is better then the gloomy Choke which I like a lot but many songs seem to be about vomiting and loving ones self and not as cheerful as 0898. Buy it you should like it."
Twisted Little Stories
Bookie | Portland, OR | 06/22/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love this CD. I got it in the Nineties and couldn't put it down for a while. Each song is like a twisted little story that stays with you long after you listen to it. The lyrics are not only clever and catchy, they're also frequently funny. And the lite, upbeat, happy-sounding tunes defy the darkness in the lyrics--it's a winning combination. I thought of it today because I picked up a CD by a guy named Daniel Powter and thought, What does this remind me of? Then it hit me: Welcome to the Beautiful South (but not completely--more like the Beautiful South meets Macy Gray)."