Hungry Beat is a definitive oral history of the maverick Scottish indie labels Fast Product and Postcard Records and of the Scottish post-punk period. Covering the period 1977-1984, the book begins with the Subway Sect and the Slits' performance on the White Riot tour in Edinburgh and takes us through to Bob Last shepherding the Human League from experimental electronic artists on Fast Product to their triumphant number-one single in the UK and USA, Don't You Want Me'.
Largely built on interviews for Grant McPhee's 'Big Gold Dream' documentary, 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.
Bands include: The Bluebells, Altered Images, Aztec Camera, Subway Sect, Fire Engines, Orange Juice, Scars, The Pastels, and many more. Forward by Ian Rankin.
Size: 160 x 240mm (Hardback)
Publisher: White Rabbit