Friday, October 22, 2010

the housemartins - sheep 12" 1986

the housemartins, an indie guitar band comprised of many talented musicians such as paul heaton and norman cook whom carreer resurrection began at the split of the band in 1988, went on to form beats international and later the beautiful south. it wasn't until norman cook became this unusually successful phenom dance dj "fatboy slim" that his fame accelerated to the top 40's of the music mainstream. sheep though has a very different sound. in fact, i can't compare the housemartins to any act i know in the eighties or today. 'cept maybe the farmer's boys.... is stan from the tfb the same stan cullimore of the housemartins?? hmm...
i'v added a couple of tracks from the record for sampling purposes..

sheep...

drop down dead...

4 comments:

friend of rachel worth said...

One bacame fatboy slim , one beacame beautiful south , one now wirtes childrens books and a childrens tv series and one is in jail for attacking osmone with an axe

but alas none of them were a famers boy

cino_pacino said...

wow! what facts you have. atleast we settle this one down. thanx friend of rachel worth for such interesting comments!!

randybazooka said...

....and one is also peeing on my living room rug right now (im referring to that four legged dwarf on the album cover...hehehe)

Parklife said...

Fantastic band, fantastic single!