The perfect Xmas present for the post-punker in your life (or yourself). Available from all good book/record shops or direct from the publisher, White Rabbit: https://store.whiterabbitbooks.co.uk/products/hungry-beat
Hungry Beat covers the post-punk period in Scotland when Fast Product (in Edinburgh) then Postcard Records (in Glasgow) kick-started what became the Scottish independent music scene. The book features interviews with the main players from the labels and the artists released on the labels: The Mekons, The Human League, Gang of Four, Scars, Flowers, Joy Division, Boots For Dancing, Restricted Code, Fire Engines, Orange Juice, Josef K, The Go-Betweens, Aztec Camera, Jazzateers, The Bluebells, and many more.
some HUNGRY BEAT notices…
“A very readable rewind and a restatement of why that moment still matters” – THE HERALD
“Hungry Beat honours a cultural legacy which far transcends Scotland” – MOJO
“A new book that captures the excitement and chaos of Scotland’s independent pop underground movement” – THE LIST
“Comprehensive and exciting oral history of a cultural wave which reached way beyond Scotland” – RECORD COLLECTOR
“Hungry Beat is an exuberant celebration of pure independent DIY attitude” – WIRE