Listening to Miles Hunt quite a bit over the weekend. His solo debut (if you can track it down) is worth checking out – Hairy On The Inside. It was released on a New York independent label over 10 years ago but includes some great songs. Hunt rose to fame with The Wonderstuff some 20 odd years ago making at least one fine album in Never Loved Elvis and headlining Feile in 1991.
He has since shabbily reformed the band with some line-up changes and really began to take from the little credibility they had. Two albums released in the last decade were poor affairs, while they’ve also begun to re-record some The Wonderstuff’s initial albums on the cheap – recording them quickly live in studio. The first re-recording – of 1988 debut The Eight Legged Groove Machine – isn’t bad, but it’s not great either. As Hunt sang on that album, it all smells of “It’s yer Money I’m After, Baby”.
I can’t find any decent quality YouTube links of Miles’ solo material so below are some clips of him doing some Wonderstuff tunes recently in his solo guise, but first, The Wonderstuff, back in their heyday, from Feile 91.