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Fire Engines / Hungry Beat
Album:Hungry Beat Collection:General
Artist:Fire Engines Added:09/2007
Label:Acute Records 

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Add Date:2007-10-28 Pull Date:2007-12-30 
Week Ending:30 Dec23 Dec16 Dec9 Dec25 Nov18 Nov11 Nov4 Nov
Airplays:11312235

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 24, 2018:Brownian Motion
Discord
4.Jun 04, 2008:nag champa orangeasm
New Thing In Cartons
2.Apr 29, 2015:Brownian Motion
Get Up And Use Me
5.Dec 25, 2007:On The Warpath
Everything's Roses
3.Aug 21, 2013:Brownian Motion
Discord
6.Dec 19, 2007:Baptism of Solitude
Get Up And Use Me

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2007-10-23 
Re-issued super rare early 80’s post punk new wave Scottish band. Angular, disjunct, dissonant yet melodic, interesting near-“pot-pans” percussion. Faltering off-key male vocs of day, smack of Human League, Echo and the Bunnymen, Gang of Four. Guitars definitely sound like the latter (alas, but who came first?!). Great stuff, for fans of Lilliput, Gang of Four for sure, The Fall or most other post-punk, London art punk, dueling noise-guitar, dissonance.

1) poppy feel, melodic off key guitar, danceable
2) upbeat, jangly feel almost in guitars
3) disjunct, epic no wave of the era, with cool in-studio false start
4) excellent, loopy melodies, dissonance
5) denser, with keys, female back vocals
6) excellent instrumental, explores the melody of guitar dissonance
7) another instrumental, noise guitar abounds
8) mostly instrumental with screams and non-sense vocalizations
9) swingy, very Fall’esque
10) cool jam, minimal vocs/lyrics
11) instrumental jam, upbeat, pensive, nervous
12) upbeat jam, swingy drunken and careless
13) slicker version of the track 3, no false start this time, but thinner somehow
14) cool guitar melodies, instrumental jam
15) another version of track 9
16) another version of 6, Liliput’ish


Track Listing
1.Candyskin 9.New Thing In Cartons
2.Meat Whiplash 10.Hungry Beat
3.Get Up And Use Me 11.Lubricate Your Living Room Part 1
4.Everything's Roses 12.Lubricate Your Living Room Part 2
5.Big Gold Dream 13.Get Up And Use Me (Version)
6.Plastic Gift 14.Sympathetic Anaestetic (Version)
7.Sympathetic Anaeshetic 15.New Thing In Cartons (Version)
8.Discord 16.Plastic Gift (Reprise)