This listing is for The Earons - Land Of Hunger Vinyl 12" Single 45RPM Record 0-96958.
Label: Island Records – 0-96958
Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Genre: Electronic, Reggae, Funk / Soul
Style: Dub, Disco
Condition: Jacket: Very Good (some edge wear) Vinyl: Very Good
A Land Of Hunger (Extended Version) 7:06
B1 Land Of Hunger (Dub Version) 5:45
B2 Land Of Hunger (Edited Version) 4:20
Land of Hunger is a 1984 single by Earons. The single was the group's only hit on the dance chart, where it went to number one for one week, in late spring 1984. "Land of Hunger" did not chart on the Hot 100, however, the reggae flavored single, peaked at number thirty-six on the soul singles chart. The Earons are a self-described "astro-funk" band from "Earon Earth." They were inspired by the cosmic mythology of Sun Ra with a bit of Anthony Braxton's mathematica.
Group members use the following stage names: .28 (a.k.a. Henry Pizzicarola, vocals), .22 (Percival Prince, guitar), .33 (Kevin Nance, keyboards), .69 (Melvin Lee, bass) and .18 (Lonnie Ferguson, drums). In 1984 they topped the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with "Land of Hunger." To date, they have only released one album, "Hear on Earth", on LP and cassette (it has never been released on CD). The concept of the band came from Zecharia Sitchin's book The Twelfth Planet and his writing about the Sumer civilisation. On Friday, November 21, 2008, the band surfaced again on a new official website which proclaimed that the Earons were still "hear on Earth". Four new songs - "Future", "Numbers and Wires" (Lyrics by Frank Venditti), "Juliana's Cloth" (Lyrics by Frank Venditti), and "Written in America" - were posted, along with the video for "Land of Hunger".
I base the condition of each of my Records off of Ebay's Grading System.
• MINT (M) Looks new and unplayed. Very high vinyl luster and no noticeable label defects. Sounds new. With 45rpm records, this does not always mean there is no surface noise at all.
• NEAR MINT (NM) Looks almost new, but has some minor flaws such as a drill hole; unobtrusive writing on label (e.g., an X on a promo copy); minor scuffing on vinyl; minor color flaking on label, or other insignificant flaws that only slightly detract from visual appeal. May have some minor surface noise, but nothing distracting.
• VERY GOOD (VG) There may be light scuffing and some of the original vinyl luster may be lost. The vinyl and label may appear used, but well cared for. Records may have some more obvious flaws that are not visually degrading such as a sticker on the label; more noticeable writing on the label; scuffing and minor scratches on the vinyl; or minor discoloration of the label. There may be very minor warping of the vinyl. There may be a slight scratch not affecting play.
• GOOD (G) Record has visible signs of handling and playing, such as loss of vinyl luster, minor surface scratches, groove wear, and audible surface noise. Appears well used but not abused. May have a few major flaws, such as scratches, label tears, or stickers, and/or writing.
• FAIR (F) Appears well used and somewhat abused. Audio is not great due to surface noise and scratches. The record may have a stick or a skip. Records in this condition are those you might purchase to fill a hole in your collection until a better copy comes along.
• POOR (P) Well played with little luster and significant surface noise, but still not cracked or broken. Record likely skips and/or sticks. Typically so bad looking that a true “collector” would just toss it out. More useful as a Frisbee. I try not to sell records in this condition.
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