HOT KNIVES - Self-titled TAPE/CASSETTE (Burger Records / Got Kinda Lost, BRGR822)
Cassette Edition of GKL001 by our friends at Burger Records.
Hot Knives were a late period folk-rock / power pop combo from the latter ‘70s San Francisco—and held two ex-Flamin’ Groovies members in their ranks (guitarist Tim Lynch, and drummer Danny Mihm). Led by the hair-rising boy-girl sound from the Houpt siblings (Michael and Debra), and bolstered by the ringing, jangly guitars of Lynch/Houpt, and driving rhythm section of Mihm and bassist Ed Wilson, sparks flew when they united as a whole. This set collects the tracks from their late ‘70s singles, and a further batch of dynamite tracks on this limited edition cassette from Burger Records (based on Got Kinda Lost's very first LP release).
As music journalist Jud Cost (Sundazed Music / Magnet Magazine) says in the LP edition's extensive liner notes, “…Hot Knives were a little too late for the '60s hippie trip and a little too hippie for the crash'n'burn punk rock brushfire of the mid-'70s,” but their consistent songwriting and way with a hook should appeal to all with a ‘pop heart’ beating in their chest, fans of ’60s SF sounds, and folk-rock.
RIYL: Byrds, Flamin' Groovies, Starry Eyed & Laughing, Anonymous, Jefferson Airplane, Beau Brummels, Moby Grape, etc.
A01 - Sooner or Later (3:39)
A02 - So Fast (2:50)
A03 - Hey Grandma (2:50)
A04 - Lovin’ You (3:32)
A05 - You Can Get Anything You Want (3:23)
A06 - Take Me Back (2:51)
B01 - I Hear the Wind Blow (3:57)
B02 - Winter’s Come (2:40)
B03 - Secrets About Me (5:02)
B04 - Around the World (2:51)
B05 - Turning Into (3:26)