I shouldn’t be surprised anymore when I find out that I’ve missed out on music artists of the past. Like today’s band. I was thinking of posting a Barenaked Ladies video just because I’ve been listening to them a lot in the car the last few days. So, I was looking on Youtube and glancing at the comments on the videos, because I’m a masochist that way.
However, one comment caught my interest in a good way. The commenter complained that BNL were just ripping off The Housemartins.
The who? I wondered.
So, I looked them up and, well yeah, I can certainly see the influence, especially in this song. And how the hell did I miss these guys?
Here are The Housemartins from 1986 with “Happy Hour.” What do you think?