Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm Gonna Shout About It............

When you think of great British female vocalists the name of Julie Hawden is not usually one of the first to spring to mind...but it should be...Julie's excellent vocals graced the few singles and one album released by another forgotten band from the 80's....Big Sound Authority first appeared on a compilation album on Weller's Respond label and then toured with other Respond artists such as Tracie and The Questions...before signing to Source Records

Their first single is the track most people remember them for and what a track to be remembered for...This House sounds terrific at full volume, full of energy with a great brass section all topped off with the exquisite vocals of Julie Hawden...


  1. An absolutely brilliant single. The cover on mine is different from that though.
    I read a few years ago that she was working in her local Woolies what a waste of a tremendous voice.

  2. Good to have you back blogging Drew. Not sure where the cover is from - the one I have is a gatefold with the band on the cover... listened to This House the other night for the first time in years and remembered what a crackin' tune it is and what a great voice..there's a live DVD on Amazon that's worth checkin' out