YouTube Saturday – The Beautiful south

I fell hard for the British band The Beautiful South (they rose from the ashes of that other great British band – The Housemartins). They mixed smart pop, orchestral and jazzy sounds with bitter lyrics. Sometimes their songs were so poppy sounding but also so laced with incredibly dour images and stories that it was a shock to the system. Here’s my Saturday YouTube finds for this now defunct British band.

“One Last Love Song”

“Perfect 10″

“Manchester”

“Dream A Little Dream”

“This Old Skin”

Cover of ELO’s “Livin’ Thing”

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One Response to “YouTube Saturday – The Beautiful south”

  1. howard says:

    I like the fact they split citing ‘musical similarities’