Alan Brown returns in his solo guise as The Great Leap Forward to deliver another healthy dose of incisive political and social commentary layered on top of his trademark melodic danceable guitar pop music in this expansive 13-track CD and mp3 download “This Is Our Decade Of Living Cheaply And Getting By”.
We’re back on familiar ground as the former bIG*fLAME singer responds to the last few years of global and national economic instability in a classic yet tougher The Great Leap Forward style, typically covering a range of musical genres and getting stuck in to those who are certainly not working in the national or global interest but generally for their own interests – all delivered in that familiar and life-affirming fashion that we’ve come to know and care for.
Brown continues to provide pertinent observations on life from his side of the street through these rich and diverse songs, from the attacking “Race To The Bottom”, “Capital Is Wonderful” and pop classic “Tax The Richer” to the reflective and poignant “I Catch The Last Bus Home With Driver Of The Flying Scotsman”. Then there’s the songs of hope and optimism, such as “Turning Difficulties Into Goals” and “This Is Our Decade Of Living Cheaply And Getting By Reprise “ – all guaranteed to get the mind thinking and the feet tapping.
Regardless of whether you’re already familiar with The Great Leap Forward, or you’re discovering this project for the first time, “This Is Our Decade Of Living Cheaply And Getting By” continues Alan Brown’s distinctive appraisal of modern society through the medium of pop music that’s as relevant for today’s pop kids (and their parents and grandparents) as it ever was.
released 01 May 2012
This Is Our Decade Of Living Cheaply And Getting By
Turning Difficulties Into Goals
Race To The Bottom
Here Comes Your Pain
Tax The Richer
Capital is Wonderful
The Power of Positive Deviance
Not The Full English Breakfast
Not The Full English Breakfast At All
Heaven’s Just A Short Journey From Platform 4a
Theme From The Basher
I Catch The Last Bus Home With The Driver Of The Flying Scotsman
This Is Our Decade Of Living Cheaply And Getting By (Reprise)
Thoroughly Sound Products
All songs written and performed by Alan Brown
©2011 Alan Brown Copyright Control
Produced by Anthony Chapman and Alan Brown at The Cooler, London
Cover by DrinkMilk from a concept by Alan Brown & Simon Williams