The Housemartins (Band)

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The Housemartins
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Alternative Name The Fish City Five
Past Group Members Paul Heaton
Stan Cullimore
Ted Key
Justin Patrick
Chris Lang
Norman Cook
Hugh Whitaker
Dave Hemingway
Music Genre (Text) Indie rock
alternative rock
jangle pop
indie pop
college rock
Origin Hull, England
Year(s) Active 1983–1988
Record Label Go! Discs
Associated Acts The Beautiful South
Fatboy Slim
Freak Power
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The Housemartins were an English alternative rock band formed in Hull who were active in the 1980s. Many of the Housemartins' lyrics were a mixture of Marxist politics and Christianity, reflecting singer Paul Heaton's beliefs at the time (the back cover of London 0 Hull 4 contained the message, "Take Jesus – Take Marx – Take Hope"). The group's cover version of the Isley Brothers' Caravan of Love was a UK Number 1 single in December 1986.

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1 Happy Hour 2017
2 Caravan of Love 1905
3 Build 2017
4 Me and the Farmer 2017
5 Sheep 2017
6 Five Get Over Excited 2017
7 Flag Day 2017
8 The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death 2017
9 Bow Down 2017
10 We're Not Deep 2017
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)


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