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Hungry Beat


Download links and information about Hungry Beat by Fire Engines. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 51:40 minutes.

Artist: Fire Engines
Release date: 2008
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 16
Duration: 51:40
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No. Title Length
1. Candyskin 2:52
2. Meat Whiplash 3:19
3. Get Up and Use Me 2:08
4. Everything's Roses 3:15
5. Big Gold Dream 3:40
6. Plastic Gift 1:02
7. Sympathetic Anaesthetic 3:13
8. Discord 6:53
9. New Thing In Cartons 2:55
10. Hungry Beat 4:30
11. Lubricate Your Living Room, Pt. 1 4:34
12. Lubricate Your Living Room, Pt. 2 2:33
13. Get Up and Use Me (Version) 2:56
14. Sympathetic Anaesthetic (Version) 3:16
15. New Thing In Cartons (Version) 3:41
16. Plastic Gift (Version) 0:53



One of a handful of influential, short-lived Scottish post-punk bands from the early ‘80s, Fire Engines reformed and toured after roughly 25 years (encouraged by admirers Franz Ferdinand), inspiring legions of the uninitiated to seek out their hard-to-find records. This collection of singles and one early album (their complete recorded works) is a fine representation of the groundbreaking band, which not only wore late-‘70s American influences on their sleeves (Television, James Chance/White, Captain Beefheart), but borrowed those bands’ aesthetics and then laid down their own rules: no barre chords, no hi-hat, no cymbals. Standouts in this collection include their first single, “Get Up and Use Me,” with its snaky guitar line, insistent cowbell and Henderson’s belligerent vocals; the manic, Gang of Four-ish “Hungry Beat”; another single, “Candyskin” (a pseudo-pop song, where clanging, noisy guitars meet a string section), along with its original flipside, “Meat Whiplash,” all pummeled drums and see-sawing guitars; and the highly energetic “Discord,” a tune gathering in speed for seven barely controlled minutes. Breathtaking.