Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Housemartins: I Smell Winter

As well as being seasonal, this song sounds a warning for Brexit Britain.

It is from one of my favourite bands of the 1980s. The great lyricist Paul Heaton on vocals; Stan Cullimore, now a children's writer, on lead guitar; the future Fatboy Slim on bass; and Hugh Whitaker on drums.

Whitatker, who comes across as an amiable eccentric in all recorded interviews, made it into a Guardian list of the 10 most dangerous in music for "firebombing the house of a business associate and, according to Paul Heaton, 'hitting the guy straight on the head with an axe'."

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