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esurient adj
1 extremely hungry; "they were tired and famished for food and sleep"; "a ravenous boy"; "the family was starved and ragged"; "fell into the esurient embrance of a predatory enemy" [syn: famished, ravenous, sharp-set, starved]
2 (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous; "avid for adventure"; "an avid ambition to succeed"; "fierce devouring affection"; "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"; "greedy for fame" [syn: avid, devouring(a), greedy]
3 devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves"; "voracious sharks" [syn: edacious, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish]

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  1. very hungry or greedy; ravenous
  2. avid

Extensive Definition

Esurient Communications was an independent record label based in London in the 1980s and 1990s.
Esurient Communications was a record label founded by Kevin Pearce, of the acclaimed 'Hungry Beat' fanzine. The label released records by the Jasmine Minks, The Claim, Hellfire Sermons and ex-Creation Records artists, Emily. The label was also an early touchstone for the Manic Street Preachers and hosted their first London shows supporting both The Claim and Emily in tiny rooms above various pubs in London's West End. Ultimately Pearce's purist vision could not single-handedly turn over both the mainstream music industry and its safe alternative variant and the label folded in 1991. Pearce went on to write 'Something Beginning With O' which examined the place of real emotion in pop music through detailed and impassioned readings of Dexy's Midnight Runners, Paul Weller and Subway Sect.


  • PACE 1 JASMINE MINKS – Pure Jasminke Minks 7“ (1987)
  • PACE 2 HURRAH! – Way Ahead LP (1987)
  • PACE 3 CLAIM – Boomy Tella LP (1988)
  • PACE 4 CLAIM – Wait And See 7“
  • PACE 5 EMILY – Stumble 7“
  • PACE 6 HELLFIRE SERMONS – Honeymoon 7“ (1989)
  • PACE 7 CLAIM – Losers Corner
  • PACE 8
  • PACE 9 HELLFIRE SERMONS – Not Nailed Down 7“ (1990)
  • PACE 10 CLAIM – Sunday 7“
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