P450 ORACLE 450 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:11  4-Tel 4 O'Clock Rock        BEAUTIFUL SOUTH - 0898    On Tuesday's Box Office,  the Beautiful South  were starting their UK tour  before jetting to the US    We review their fabulously  brilliant third album 0898     Write to 4OCR about anything  to do with rock on C4:    4 O'Clock Rock  142 Lower Marsh  London SE1 7AE   1/5 Beat Box Next Feature Sports A-Z Index
P450 ORACLE 450 Sat25 Apr C4 2101:01 4-Tel                         B E A U T I F U L S O U T H Old Red Eyes and the claustrophobic We Are Each Other are accompanied in the CD booklet (as are all the songs) by David Cutter's disturbing paintings. Cutter's mix of fantasy and the grotesque perfectly complements BS's songwriting style which combines strong melodies with even stronger lyrics. We'll Deal With You Later is vitriolic about the Royals, and 36D savages the 'institution' of the Page Three Girl.  4/5 Beat Box Next Feature Sports A-Z Index
P450 ORACLE 450 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:02 4-Tel                         B E A U T I F U L S O U T H Released last month, 0898 is the third album by the thinking man's (and woman's) pop group, Beautiful South. The first album produced such hits as Song For Whoever, You Keep It All In and I'll Sail This Ship Alone. The second, Choke, which confirmed the band's stature, starred A Little Time, My Book (a song that featured Everton striker Peter Beardsley) and the savage I've Come For My Award.  2/5 Beat Box Next Feature Sports A-Z Index
P450 ORACLE 450 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:00 4-Tel                         B E A U T I F U L S O U T H So the big question for Beautiful South fans is whether 0898 offers a premium rate service. Certainly at over 48 minutes, it is cheaper than a peak rate call, which, at 48p per minute, would work out at £23.04p. So CDs are cheaper than some things, at least! The album opens with the two singles, Old Red Eyes Is Back and 'f Are Each Other.  3/5 Beat Box Next Feature Sports A-Z Index
P450 ORACLE 450 Sat25 Apr C4 2100:11 4-Tel                         B E A U T I F U L S O U T H As with previous albums, semi-detached female singer Briana Corrigan lends her talents to Rocking Chair, a wail of despair, and Bell-Bottomed Tear. Domino Man is a chirpy return to the publand of the Housemartins, while When I'm 84 is a nod and a wink to an even earlier band from Liverpool. Sold out for the current tour, BS play tne Birmingham NEC, Wembley Arena and Sheffield Arena on November 23, 24, 25.  Alex White  5/5 Beat Box Next Feature Sports A-Z Index