AOTW – 24 Years of Hunger

The last two weeks of AOTW have been spent discussing the pros and cons of two very well known albums (namely Pet Sounds – how prophetic was that? – and Dark Side of the Moon – Songs About Large Objects Orbiting The Earth next week?) so I thought it would be wise to choose an album that most of you probably won’t be familiar with.

Eg & Alice were perhaps an unlikely duo – Francis ‘Eg’ White was, along with his brother David, a founder member of Brother Beyond (you’ll be relieved to know that he left the band before the collective terrors of Stock, Aitken and Waterman descended upon them) and then teamed up with former BMX champion Alice Temple to record a truly remarkable album, called 24 Years of Hunger. It’s a major Toffee favourite, dating from 1991 but still sounding as fresh today as it did then.

The basic style and content won’t come as too much of a surprise to those of you who are familiar with the sort of music I like. If you only listen to one track, let it be Indian but of course, I encourage you to give it all a whirl. Let me know what you think.

Rockets
In A Cold Way
Mystery Man
And I Have Seen Myself
So High, So Low
New Year’s Eve
Indian
Doesn’t Mean That Much To Me
Crosstown
IOU
I Wish

Let’s just hope the links work …