1979 might not seem an obvious episode for a podcast from a band that didn't start until six years later, but it was a pivotal year for Alan Anton and Michael Timmins as they put together their first ever band, Hunger Project.

Inspired by the bands that broke through that year - The Cure, Public Image Limited, The Fall, Joy Division and others - Alan Anton talks us through the records he and Mike were listening to that year, how they inspired the to get a band together and how that music still informs Cowboy Junkies today, some 43 years later...

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"Cowboy Junkies - Music Is The Drug" is hosted by Dave Bowler, author of the authorised biography of the band. To order it from the band, click here.
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