HOT KNIVES: "Hot Knives" cd 2011 Grown Up Wrong! Records*
This stunning album is one of the archeological rock finds of the century!
Recorded in '76, never released and not even rumored to exist, this is classic stuff from a band that combined 60's folk rock with muscular rock'n'roll in a sound that was simultaneously a throwback to a more innocent time (think Beau Brummels, early Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape) and a raw and rockin' alternative to the pop-smart mid-'70s Fleetwood Mac.
The 14-track album, comprising material recorded at 3 sessions in local studios in '76, has languished in a cupboard for over 30 years. Only two singles from it ever saw the light of day at the time; the second one, 'I Hear The Wind Blow', prompted the greatest of pop pickers, the late Greg Shaw, to declare in his Bomp! newsletter that "The Hot Knives are the best thing happening in San Francisco right now; their second self-made 45 is just out...They're not punk rock, it's folk-rock with female vocals ala early Jeff. Airplane, with warm harmonies and gorgeous Byrds guitar."
nternational excitement building for this amongst fans of the San Francisco Sound, the Flamin' Groovies and 60's/70s rock arcana. Reviews/features confirmed in Shindig, Ugly Things, Bucketful of Brains, Record Collector and more.
""The Hot Knives comprised former Flamin' Groovies Danny Mihm and Tim Lynch, bassist Ed Wilson and folk-singing siblings Mike and Deborah Houpt..... Mike and Deborah's strident harmonies combine with that inherent early Groovies roll to create an amped-up mid-70s manifestation of the folk-rock originally propagated by the likes of the Beau Brummels and early Airplane..... Mike Koupt's originals, which form the bulk of the album, more than hold up, tracks like the majestic 'I Hear The Wind Blow' and stomping 'Take Me Back' sending shivers down the backbone. A seriously exciting discovery." Kris Needs, Shindig, Sept 2011
A MUST!!! BUY IT HERE !
*Grown Up Wrong! Records is a rock'n'roll label based in Melbourne, Australia. It was originally active from 1986 to 1989, releasing records by Real Kids offshoot the Primitive Souls, punk-era Brisbane big beat combo the Survivors, and great late-'80s rock'n'roll combos like the Lazy Cowgirls, Bored, Clawhammer and Crawlspace, before evolving into the slightly better known Dog Meat Records.
Dog Meat released more of the same plus stuff, plus more by the Powder Monkeys, Cheater Slicks, Hoss, the Pretty Things, the Imperial Dogs, the Dirty Lovers, Billy Childish, Thee Headcoats, the Real Kids, Dead Moon and others.
Grown Up Wrong! returns in September with the release of a new live album by Adelaide 70's power pop greats Young Modern, and unreleased album from '76 by Flamin' Groovies offshoot Hot Knives, and two archival releases by '80s Aussie high-energy garage pop-rockers the Screaming Tribesmen.
Future releases include new volumes of 'Do The Pop!'.