The Beautiful South.

November 13, 2006

The Beautiful South is a band that I always associate with law school. I saw them live in Cleveland at small club that’s not around anymore. The year I saw them was a heady time as my friends and I were all high on being out of school and finally making money. Some of us were making a lot of money (not me) and taking trips overseas. I don’t talk to anyone from that group anymore. None of them stayed at the jobs where they started and some of them aren’t even in law today.

I remember thinking that the club had so much stuff in it that it could have burned down at any moment. Also, the owner had painted the walls and ceiling black and really didn’t do much with the lighting so we couldn’t see the band so well. It may have ultimately burned down. I don’t remember. It’s been 15 years.

I still have some of their songs on my iPod. You keep it all in is on there. Some of the more unusual tracks are there too, including 36D, my personal favorite.

I thought they weren’t around anymore, but Wikipedia proves they are. They are even on tour, but it doesn’t look like they’re headed to Cleveland this time around. Pity.

3 Responses to “The Beautiful South.”

  1. jen Says:

    Found this while blog searching for The Beautiful South. You should have gone to see them someplace – I saw them in Washington DC (home) and Philadelphia – amazing, amazing, amazing. I think their new album, Superbi, is as good as some of their earliest work.

  2. thaed Says:

    I’ll have to check it out. Thanks!

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