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Hotel Hunger - 1989 This Is Where The Fun Starts



ARTIST: Hotel Hunger
ALBUM: This Is Where the Fun Starts
LABEL: Megaforce
SERIAL: 81975-1 (LP), 81975-2 (CD)
YEAR: 1989

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Jimmy Jorgensen - vocals * Henrik Andersen - guitars * Paul Mortensen - keyboards * Freddie Pedersen - bass * Michael Ziegler - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Living On A Rock * 02 Bad Boy * 03 Dying Once Again * 04 Don't Talk About It * 05 Taking My Soul On A Walk * 06 Give Me Love * 07 If You Dare * 08 Sally * 09 Eating Of Love * 10 Meat Town


Background
Very much a homogenised sounding band are Danish band Hotel Hunger. Hard to pin down musically. They come across with a distinctive Simple Minds feel, mixed in with some other influences as wide ranging as Australia's Noiseworks and Canada's New Regime. Not as hi-tech as others of the genre (a la Eight Seconds or BLVD) but knocking very close on the door.


The Songs
Megaforce released this album with a brace of well known albums around the 1988-90 era. Included in this lot were Prophet's 'Cycle Of The Moon', Icon's 'Right Between The Eyes', and Kings X's first 2 albums. So, Hotel Hunger were thrown in amongst some of melodic rocks real heavyweights at the time. Surprising really, because as you listen to this it doesn't come across as a Danish band upon first impression. 'Bad Boy' and 'Dying Once Again' reinforce the Simple Minds comparison, probably due to Jimmy Jorgensen's vocal delivery. While 'Don't Talk About It' is quite strident and urgent in it's delivery the feel is still very much with Jim Kerr's mob. 'Taking My Soul On A Walk' is a great rocker with nice melodies throughout, while another standout is the rather strangely titled 'Eating Of Love'. A couple of songs don't work that well, namely the opener 'Living On A Rock' and 'Give Me Love'.


In Summary
By and large though, 'This Is Where The Fun Starts' is still a worthy investigation into a bit of Danish history.


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#1 | reyno-roxx on June 10 2009 10:19:18
A very underrated band. I have two albums they released in Denmark after the Megaforce deal elapsed, but neither of them are as good as this.
#2 | gdazegod on March 22 2016 02:37:31
Hotel Hunger have actually released quite a few albums since this one, but I don't really warm to their music.
 
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