"HOG FEVER" has spread to the UK, and it's proving to be very contagious!

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Escargot Books & Music with Downpour.com present : "HOG FEVER" - An ‘Ear Movie’

Hog Fever - The Earmovie ; Episodes 1 - 5

"It's not what you ride, it's who you are when you ride it ..."

Part Sickness. Part Cure. All Mid-Life Crisis

Midway between the satire of Spinal Tap and the pathos of American Beauty lies the schizophrenic state of mind known as HOG FEVER.

On the surface, this is the story of a man, a motorcycle, and a teetering bank balance ; But lurking beneath is the story of a lost soul in search of freedom - or at least one last stab at it.

Motivated by the emasculating success of his British screenwriter wife, and a love of “Easy Rider” & “The Wild One”, Robert Lourdes - a struggling American author on the cusp of forty - finds solace in the Harley-Davidson legend, whilst embarking on a tattoo-and-testosterone-fueled quest to find himself.

Escargot Books & Music partnering with Downpour.com, proudly present HOG FEVER, the Ear Movie; starring legendary Academy Award-nominated actor Terence Stamp , best-selling novelist Richard La Plante, 10cc’s Kevin Godley, and Bauhaus guitarist Daniel Ash.

A dark comedy of errors, Hog Fever chronicles the story of Robert Lourdes, a man in the throes of mid-life crisis, desperately searching for himself from the saddle of his motorcycle while reliving his misadventures from the sanctuary of his psychiatrist’s couch.

With his marriage on the rocks after Coco, his high-maintenance screenwriter wife, remorselessly steals his idea for a screenplay, Robert sets out to reinvent himself.

Follow Robert as he seeks out shiny accessories, motorcycle rallies, and bigger Harley's; on his journey to reclaim his manhood, and rise from the ashes a new man - rejuvenated by Hog Fever.

Experience the Hog Fever - Ear Movie Trailer Here:


(Please be advised, the clip contains some adult content.)

Lovers of audiobooks, serial podcasts, and anyone who cherishes the thrill of riding a Hog on the open road, will savor every episode of this wildly entertaining production, adapted from the best-selling book by Richard La Plante.

HOG FEVER is an outrageous mash-up of a 21st century radio play; an audiobook on steroids; an off-the-wall comedy album and an original soundtrack—all in one!

The brainchild of Richard La Plante, Hog Fever has been brought to life with the help of ground-breaking music video director Kevin Godley.

Hog Fever is a full cast production created specifically for audio entertainment, complete with an original, rock n’ roll soundtrack, including brand new songs by Kevin Godley (his first ever solo recordings), Richard La Plante, Daniel Ash, and an exquisite recording of Terence Stamp singing "Night and Day" [only available with Episodes 1-5].

Official Video - Daniel Ash - “Flame On” : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plKlSG-TR7s


An EP of 5 tracks, taken from the official Hog Fever sound track is available to download from iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and all other digital retailers ;

You can listen in full here : https://soundcloud.com/are_you_listening

EP is available to buy on iTunes, CDbaby, Amazon and most other digital retailers.

We have to know - how did all this come about?


“I’m dribbling into a microphone in a tiny LA sound studio, trying to record an audio book of my memoir HOG FEVER and the sound engineer looks as bored as I feel. Then a thought hits me like the crack of thunder from a V-Twin exhaust. sh*t! Why don’t I do the Hog screenplay, not the book, and get real actors in, sound effects, Rock music, the works? I’ll phone my writing buddy, Kevin Godley - the Scorsese of music video and we’ll call it an, an… “


“An Ear Movie! Wait - what the hell is an Ear Movie?
Well, it’s a pure audio experience with music plus all the production values of a movie but without any er…pictures! Anyway, once we started writing, a few things became obvious. A) Lose anything that relies on seeing. B) Don’t get lost in sound for sound’s sake. C) Write until your eyes bleed…but hey, who needs eyes, anyway? We’re making an EAR MOVIE!”

And here we have it - "Hog Fever", the ‘Ear Movie’.

HOG FEVER is available to purchase in the UK from :

And internationally from http://www.downpour.com or http://www.audible.com


RICHARD LA PLANTE is a musician, songwriter and the best-selling author of eight novels and two memoirs, including “Hog Fever”, upon which this fictionalized ‘Ear Movie’ is based.

KEVIN GODLEY is an English musician, writer, artist, inventor, and award-winning music video director. He was a founder member of Art Rock band 10cc and Godley & Creme. His music video credits include tracks by the Beatles, U2, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Keane, Eric Clapton, Snow Patrol, Alabama 3, and Lou Reed. He is also the founder of WholeWorldBand, an audio/video music collaboration app.

TERENCE STAMP is a prolific actor who began his career in 1962. He is well-known for his title role in Billy Budd, which earned him nominations for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award. Other notable film credits include The Collector, Superman, and Valkyrie.

About Downpour
Downpour is an ecommerce subsidiary of Blackstone Audio, Inc., the producer of high-quality audiobook entertainment since 1987 and the largest independent audiobook publisher in the US. Downpour offers tens of thousands of the best audiobooks as digital downloads or on CD and MP3 CD and releases over 100 new audiobook titles a month.
Learn more at http://www.Downpour.com.

Title: Hog Fever: An Ear Movie
By: Richard La Plante and Kevin Godley
Producer: Escargot Books and Music
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Price and ISBN: Retail CD; 978-1-5046-5711-2; $24.95
MP3 CD; 978-1-5046-5711-2; $19.95
Library CD; 978-1-5046-5709-9; $30.00
Digital Download; 978-1-5046-5708-2; $13.95
Music produced by: Greg Penny and Kevin Godley, Daniel Ash and Billy Goodrum
Performed by: Terence Stamp and a full cast

Title: Hog Fever EP
By: Various Artists
Label: Ear Movies
Release Date: March 14th 2016
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/hog-fever-ep/id1091999966
CdBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hogfeverep2

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