The Hooks: 10,000 Feet

Great punk-pop-rock with a 1977 vibe

The Hooks are an Irish rock band that relocated to San Francisco a few years ago. Their music is filled with melodic hooks and powerful guitar-bass-and-drums energy that’s as much power-pop as it is punk. Fans of the Flamin’ Groovies and Barracudas and all fine rock ‘n’ roll that remembers its 1960s pop radio roots will love this. The title track sounds like a long-lost Stiff Records single that would have had Wreckless Eric singing at the top of his lungs, and “All Across the World” conjures the strident agitprop of the Clash. Released a few years ago, this may have been 30 years too late to garner the attention it deserves. [©2009 hyperbolium dot com]

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