Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hooker - Rock & Roll

Hooker had been around in various configurations since 1972. First recordings began in 1974 at Rampart Studios under the direction of studio engineer Jeff Wells. Those early demos featured Hooker as a three piece hard rock/blues rock band, it wasnt until later that they began to take a decidedly heavier approach in sound and style. With the addition of Robert Hampton in place of Tim Cannon on lead/rhythm guitar, the band began to find their direction and hit the clubs hard. Influenced by bands such as Tin House, Ted Nugent, and Black Oak Arkansas, Hooker had it all on stage - flash, great songs, lots of groupies, and of course all the best drugs! Well, that couldnt last, and the band called it a day in 1983 when the lifestyle finally caught up to David Howland. The other members soldiered on in various reconstructed versions of Hooker, with varying degrees of success. The short lived post Hooker band Stallions was a highlight, with all the same elements of Hooker including three of the four members. Eventually, David would rejoin the band and Stallions became Hooker for all intents and purposes. Unfortunately, the music world had changed too dramatically since the days when a band could play the kind of loud, aggressive, dual guitar riff-rock that Hooker so convincingly played. This record represents the pinnacle of the band, the long lost 1978 Inergi Studios recordings that never saw official release all those years ago.

13 comments:

  1. Any idea what happend to the 2nd link (for the V.A.-release) Mike?
    I was downloading it but suddenly the transfer died, and when i try to download it again it says that the link is invalid! It would be great to get a chance to listen to all of these obscure bands.

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    1. Bad link I'll post a new one ...sorry

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    2. Aha, ok. Thank you for the rapid reply 8)

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  2. new link
    http://www.mediafire.com/?k3t2jdpc5py56py

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  3. Let's hope the new links works, thank you very much once again Mike.

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  4. I can't find the link for the Hooker album anywhere.
    Could you help me out please?
    King Frat

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  5. http://www.mediafire.com/?k3t2jdpc5py56py

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  6. the link is broken

    plz can you re-up

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    1. I just saw link work fine.
      Please try again

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    2. Sorry link doesn´t work

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    3. I just check it once again and work fine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Please try again !!!!!!!

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  7. Would it be possibel to have a new link for this album please. The current mediafire link goes to a text document...thanks

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    1. .....just read the text document

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