I’m not sure whatever happened to this guys. They released one amazing album, this one, and then were never really heard from again. Which is a shame because Hackamore Brick remains the precursor to all the NY punk that came later–The Ramones, The New York Dolls, Patt Smith
and so on.
In fact, Hackamore Brick is the authentic link between ’60s garage-punk and the punk that would ignite Great Britain in the late ’70s. I know, I know–this band is a little bit more mellow than all those guys; nevertheless, their lackadaisical attitude to all things
mainstream gives them an edge. The only American band that I can think of that ranks with them in pre-punk stature would be the amazing Flamin’ Groovies.
But here you have it..an artifact like no other. Pretend you found it at a street vendor’s table near Times Square in 1975. These kids know that turf, and even though they’re a bit too gentle to be the grindhouse type, that made-on-the-cuff attitude shines through at every moment on this great great album–one of the very best punk albums ever made.
So sez the gang at Popkrazy.