5. The Housemartins - Joy Joy Joy Joy
So, here comes the second in a new feature I'll call "Songs My 3 Year Old Son Can Sing". I've been listening to this old Housemartins b-side a couple of times in the car last week. Imagine my surprise when, after putting Sam to bed on Friday night, we heard him singing over the baby monitor...
I know the devil doesn't like itJoy Joy Joy (Joy) - the fourth Joy was left off the track listing, poor thing - was one of a few a cappella gospel covers the Housemartins recorded back in the day. It was originally released on the Think For A Minute EP, but more recently reissued on the deluxe edition of their debut album London 0 Hull 4. There's another cracking (yet VERY different) track from that EP I may well feature here soon...
But it's down in my heart
Down in my heart
Down in my heart!
It's hard to think of any other "indie" band - then, or now - who would or could record such a thing, but that's what made the Housemartins so unique. And great singers all: listen to those harmonies!
Surely you can spare one minute and forty three seconds to let a little Joy into your heart?
Don't Paul, Stan, Norman and Dave look so young in that photo? Remember when we were all that young?
Oops, sorry. this post was supposed to bring you Joy...