brownieboy -- my parents used to play the album in the car, and sing "don't marry her HAVE me..." loud so I didn't learn the word.
The Beautiful South are a big chunk of my musical childhood ... unfortunately, the other main chunk is Chris deBurgh ...
Dave Hemingway and Ali Wheeler loved the songs and life on the road too much to just muse on past glories, and so The South was formed. Playing an intimate show at the bespoke art deco music venue The Assembly in Leamington Spa February 23rd 2012
Completely underrated band. I've been trying and trying to get people to listen but they won't give them the time of day. I absolutely adore them, brilliant collection of music. I can listen to 'Welcome to the Beautiful South' over and over, day after day and not even start to get bored.
In seventh grade (1998?) in my speech class, we were suppose to memorize a poem (had to be fairly lengthy) and recite it to the whole class. Being the procrastinator that I was, I didn't bother starting until the night before. I decided I would recite the lyrics to "I'll Sail This Ship Alone" Those lyrics were already stuck in my head--and I just faked it and used it as a poem. Isn't that what songs are really? I love (and always will) The Beautiful South.
there is gonna be new material but mainly old material but with Heaton and Rotheray out of the picture it's going to be strange without them because they were the composers also the only original 2 left are Dave Hemmingway and Stead