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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 London 0 Hull 4 The Housemartins 11
1987 The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death The Housemartins 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Now That’s What I Call Quite Good The Housemartins 3
1997 Raise the Flag The Housemartins 1
2004 The Best of the Housemartins The Housemartins 3
2007 Soup The Beautiful South & The Housemartins 4 1
B-Sides The Housemartins 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Live at the BBC The Housemartins 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Flag Day The Housemartins 2
1986 Sheep The Housemartins 2
1986 Caravan of Love The Housemartins 4
1986 Happy Hour The Housemartins 1
1986 Think for a Minute (new version) The Housemartins 3
1987 Five Get Over Excited The Housemartins 2
1987 Me and the Farmer The Housemartins 2
1987 There Is Always Something There to Remind Me The Housemartins 3

Single + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Christmas Box The Housemartins 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Build The Housemartins 2

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