Wednesday, October 26, 2005

MP3: "The Sounds Machine EP3" - 3 - A House

Third song from the Sounds Machine EP3 is by the rather obscure 'A House'. They formed in 1985 in Dublin after the split of the band Last Chance, and released their debut single, 'Kick Me Again, Jesus' on their own Hip records in 1987. Later that year saw the release of another single, 'Heart Happy', on Geoff Travis's Blanco y Negro label in 87. They also released their first album, 'On Our Big Fat Merry Go Round' in 1988. Albums to follow were 'I Want Too Much' (1990), 'I Am The Greatest' (1992) and 'Wide Eyed & Ignorant' (1995), with the last released being 'No More Apologies' in 1996. The last three of those were on Setanta rather than Blanco y Negro. Their biggest hit was the Edwyn Collins produced 'Take It Easy On Me' from 1992's 'I Am The Greatest'. As I'd never heard of them before hearing this song that's all I can really tell you, and as I can find no info on them post 1996, I can assume they split soon after that. If you want a little more information (because there ain't a lot out there!) you can check out this Wikipedia article, this page on allmusic, and this small discography on Tweenet. Fourth and final track tomorrow night is an exclusive live track from Hothouse Flowers. Enjoy.

Download: A House - Watch Out You're Dead - MP3 2.45mb (rapidshare)


Blogger Chris Brown said...

Hiya, thanks for posting this.

I remember A House; they were quite a big band for GLR here in London in the mid-nineties. They had a near miss with 'Why Me?' (which I've still got if anyone's interested) and scraped the Top 40 with 'Here Come The Good Times', which was apparently huge in Ireland - it was their official song for the 2002 World Cup.

I bought I Am The Greatest because of those two songs (which aren't on it). It also has the list song 'Endless Art', which recites a list of creative people no longer with us - apparently the fact that they were all men attracted some controversy at the time. I'm pretty sure they released that last album as a farewell, but nobody seemed to notice.

11:21 pm, October 26, 2005  
Anonymous nick said...

i'm going to sorely miss sufey so you better enjoy it enough for the both of us! i'm eagerly looking out for when he might be playing over here though, living in hope!

11:55 pm, October 26, 2005  
Blogger mp3hugger said...

A House had quite a large following in Ireland. Their leadman Dave Couse is still very much around, he has just released a solo album and is gigging in Dublin. for more info.

6:25 pm, November 03, 2005  
Blogger Headache said...

Dave is well and truly back. His new album (the world should know) is as good, if not better, than the A House stuff.. check him out on

12:46 pm, November 15, 2005  
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