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Beautiful South, The

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The Beautiful South: Scallifornia Dreamin'

Report by Stuart Maconie, New Musical Express, 12 May 1990

THINK CALIFORNIA and you'll think Beach Boys, suntanned nymphets in cut-offs, surf, soda and the therapy industry. Oh and possibly raisins. You won't be thinking ...

The Beautiful South: Vive La Slight Difference!

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, Q, January 1991

AS THE Beautiful South's single ‘A Little Time’ slips down the UK charts from Number 1, in Germany it's starting to pick up sales. And ...

The Beautiful South: Sneaking Beauties

Interview by Stephen Dalton, Vox, May 1991

PAUL HEATON GLOWERS like Mister Punch's suicidally depressed uncle with a killer migraine and inflamed piles. He is not a happy man. ...

Wake Up… Time To Dial: The Beautiful South: 0898 (Go!)

Review by Terry Staunton, New Musical Express, 28 March 1992

"The perfect love song it has no words, it only has death threats/And you can tell a classic ballad by how threatening it gets." ...

The Beautiful South: Assembly Rooms, Derby

Live Review by Mat Snow, Q, July 1992

IN THE FINAL of the Barclays' Football League programme for the 1991-92 season, The Beautiful South have deviated from the script that identifies them as ...

Zipless anoraks — The Beautiful South: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 2 November 1996

Their new album may have screamed in at number one but The Beautiful South are lousy live, says Caroline Sullivan ...

Paul Heaton: "I'm gonna vote Major!"

Interview by David Quantick, Q, December 1996

…fibs Paul Heaton, leader of The Beautiful South, who're following up the third most successful album of all time with what they would like to ...

The Beautiful South: The Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, June 1997

PLAINLY NOT RUGGED T-SHIRT-IN-A-SNOW-storm northerners, The Beautiful South's vocal frontline take to the stage for their second night at the RAH in a winter collection ...

The Beautiful South

Interview by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, March 1999

BLASTING INTO Munich airport for 24 hours on the road with the Beautiful South, the band’s publicist offers some sage advice: "Just don’t try to ...

The Beautiful South: Solid Bronze – Great Hits

Review by Dan Gennoe, Q, 2001

New and improved greatest hits. Every pub should have one. ...

A Drink With… Paul Heaton

Interview by Dan Gennoe, Esquire, January 2002

BEAUTIFUL SOUTH singer Paul Heaton, is an unlikely popstar. He never wanted fame, riches or to sing, and formed his first band, the Housemartins with ...

Paul Heaton

Interview by Dan Gennoe, Red, 2004

"I'M A BIG FAN of black comedy," says Paul Heaton of the Beautiful South's latest album Golddiggas, Headnodders & Pholk Songs, a collection of cover ...

see also Housemartins, The


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