HUNGRY BEAT at AYE WRITE (Glasgow Literature Festival) Sat 27th May – Bob Last (Fast Product), Malcolm Ross (Josef K), Douglas MacIntyre (Hungry Beat) and Nicola Meighan (BBC Radio Scotland).

WE COULD SEND LETTERS – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall


Event includes a live performance – Douglas McIntyre, Malcolm Ross and Campbell Owens (plus guest vocalists – to be announced)

Douglas MacIntyre’s Hungry Beat: The Scottish Independent Pop Underground Movement 1977-84 is a definitive  oral history of record labels Fast Product in Edinburgh (1977) and Postcard Records in Glasgow (1979) and the Scottish post-punk period. Largely built on interviews for Grant McPhee’s Big Gold Dream film with Last, Hilary Morrison, Paul Morley and members of The Human League, Scars, The Mekons, Orange Juice, Fire Engines, Josef K, Aztec Camera, The Go-Betweens and The Bluebells, Hungry Beat offers a comprehensive overview of one of the most important periods of Scottish cultural output and the two labels that changed the landscape of British music. Bob Last will discuss the role artwork played in Fast Product / pop:aural releases, along with his ‘Lubricate Your Living Room’ conceptual packaging of Fire Engines. Malcolm Ross will also be discussing the tenure of Josef K on Postcard Records.

Bob Last, Malcolm Ross and Douglas MacIntyre will be in conversation with Nicola Meighan.

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