Eg & Alice – Rockets
Posted on Nov 5th, 2007 by Alan @ 10:15 am

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This is from a beautiful album that received critical acclaim (but precious little commercial acclaim) in 1991 – at the end of the year Select magazine (I think) named it one of their top ten albums of the year, although it failed to reach even the UK top 75 chart on release. Q magazine later went a step further when it placed the record on its list of best albums of the 20th century, describing it as having “the class of Steely Dan and the intriguing detachment of the Blue Nile”.

Eg & Alice apparently recorded this in Eg’s flat in Notting Hill, playing most of the instruments themselves, but went their separate ways after only one record. Alice Temple then spent some time as a DJ before releasing an album called Hang Over in 1999 (I’ve been after a copy for quite a while but can’t track it down), whereas Frank “Eg” White had a shorter break before releasing a solo album in 1996 (including a cover of Jellyfish’s “Stay Home” – stay tuned to hear that later this week.

Being Guy Fawkes Day there was only ever one track I could post today – Rockets. Enjoy.

And get this – second hand copies are going for £40 on Amazon. I’m rich, I tell you, rich beyond my wildest dreams!

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  1. On March 29th 2013 at 12:33 am, Jamezicarius said:

    You’re the only person I’ve ever heard of who’s heard of this album!


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