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People who grinned themselves to death CD

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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
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  • ASIN: B002T8PWA4
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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The second album from Hulls finest sees them continuing much in the same vein as their previous album. Most of the songs are up tempo swipes at various British institutions (farmers, builders etc) but the stand out track has to be Johannesburg with it's haunting vocals from PD Heaton and a message that can touch the heart of the biggest cynic. If you liked London 0 Hull 4 you will love this album
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Great follow up to their debut London 0 Hull 4 and probably more consistent. Brought back memories of when I was a teenager
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8cdd0e10) out of 5 stars 24 reviews
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HASH(0x8cc589a8) out of 5 stars Eighties pop guilty pleasure with a message 18 Sept. 1998
By howard_seth@hotmail.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Housemartins were one of the most brilliant and underrated bands of the 1980's and this is their masterpiece. From the anthemic title track to the eerie closer "Build", the Housemartins show why they were absolute masters of a sound that was unmistakably British, unabashedly political, and undeniably pop. In an era of conservatism, the Housemartins addressed class issues with a double edged sword of soaring harmonies and biting sarcasm. What really sets this album apart from the band's lesser work though, is its variety. Slower numbers like "The Light is Always Green" and the album's gem "Johannesburg" mesh beautifully with uptempo rockers like "Me And The Farmer" and "I Can't Put My Finger On It", which contains one of the most infectious guitar hooks ever written. A true classic of eighties British pop, "The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death" is a must-have for anyone who appreciates English guitar pop, liberal politics, and harmonies that would make Lennon and McCartney jealous. I'll give it four stars, only because its sound is unlikely to win over someone who ordinarily does not listen to this type of music. You'll give it five.
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HASH(0x8cc589fc) out of 5 stars fun, light but lyrically interesting and intelligent 3 April 2006
By ingonyama - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This album got heavy airplay when I was a college radio dj back in the day & once again a few years ago when I got a car with a cassette player. Just picked up the "Now that's what i call quite good" compilation at a used CD store and can't wait to play it...

The guy who compared this musically to Depeche Mode and the Pet Shop Boys is on crack. About all they have in common is that they're from Britain and they recorded in the 1980s. This album is all guitar/drum driven, not a synth. in sight.

On the other hand the comparison with the Balancing Act is right on...Three Squares and a Roof is highly recommended if you can hold of it.
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HASH(0x8d55da50) out of 5 stars Brits at their best! 23 July 1999
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Format: Audio CD
Words cannot even begin to describe what a quality album this is. I must admit that I usually skip over the slow ones, but that is only because their fast songs are so appealing. An album that is worth every bit of what you'd pay for it.
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HASH(0x8cc5e540) out of 5 stars Outstanding pop. 14 May 1999
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Heaton and co. has marked their place in the music history by doing "The People Who grinned Themselves to Death". The voice of Heaton is like a save by Peter Schmeikel and the music is like a penalty score by Andy Cole. The album as a whole is like Man U. at the first place in Premiere league. I can't help it but I think "Build" is a song so close to Beatles that is possible. I usually don't compare any artists with the B. And the clothes they wear! Where can I buy them?????? If someone knows or want to share their inner thougts about The H. please write and tell me. The Pusjkins is also a good band. It's a swedish female band. But Oasis sucks!!! The 90th century sucks. Please bring me back to 1984.
HASH(0x8d57f168) out of 5 stars Love it.... 13 Nov. 2015
By Julie I. Pregosin - Published on Amazon.com
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I have loved this band since the 80's. I am a devout follower and continue to love them to this day. Item came in perfect shape. No complaints.
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