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Monday, 19 May 2008

Eat

Eat were a cracking band; formed in London in the mid-1980s by indie genius Ange Dolittle (latterly of criminally over looked band Dolittle). Splitting in 1990 due to "musical differences", not least Ange's heroin addiction, the original bluesy-folky-cajun inspired Eat reformed with a new line-up in 1992 as the seminal indie pop band we now know and love; something we should all be glad for.

Big in the UK, but never breaking the big time in the States, Ange and Eat gave it all up in 1995; playing to empty rooms in an abortive tour being the final straw.

There's a good Wikipedia entry and the biography at Forgotten Band Planet is particularly good, so we won't cover too much old ground. Instead, enjoy Eat - Mr and Mrs Smack from the Plastic Bag EP, it's a lovely bit of swooping indie pop; one more reason to be glad for Eat.

You can buy Eat's second album "Epicure" here. You should

7 comments:

  1. There's an excellent Eat family tree at the dolittle site. They still do Mr and Mrs Smack.

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  2. Great biog page of WeKnowWhereYouLive (feat Ange Dolittle and ex-Stuffies) here http://www.room512.com/minisites/wkwyl/biography.html

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  3. explodingboy22 May, 2008

    I used to work with Tim Sewell at Ticketmaster where he was a programmer from about 1997. He may still be there, he was in 2003 or so when i left

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  4. Nice choice. Eat were great, WKWYL were great, BYM were great and Dolittle are great. And Epicure is a staggeringly good album.

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  5. Do have the rest of the Plastic Bag ep by any chance, would love the other two tracks.
    Theres a great live show of theirs from 89 up on Dimeadozen at moment!
    thanks

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  6. Check this out for all things Eat http://EatEatEat.uk.googlepages.com

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  7. Anonymous30 July, 2011

    heh, I dont work there no more.
    Take a look at http://uk.myspace.com/eatdemosoutakes

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