Half Hour to Go were a northern New Jersey trio that hashed out a few recordings in the mid-90s, but given their propensity to sound uncannily like Archers of Loaf and Polvo they might as well have transplanted themselves to North Carolina. Okay, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch but HHtG’s wirey inspirations were fairly obvious to indie-guitar rawk connoisseurs. Even upon initial examination of Items For the Full Outfit, and it’s preceding single, Don’t Forget the Children, these guys ooze from every pore the archetypal texture and hue of that misbegotten era. Know what I mean, Vern? You can read an article about HHtG here. According to their Myspace page some or all of the members relocated to California.
The 7” comes courtesy of I-sore Records, a NJ label that at the time had planned a series of 5” records, as part of a “club” not unlike Sub Pop’s Singles of the Month thing, but from what I understand it never came to fruition. Items… had the oversight of one of the most respectable and interesting indie imprints of the era, Grass Records. A trademark of quality if there ever was one.
Don't Forget the Children 7"
02. Grandpa's Blue Bus
04. Shave + outro
Items For the Full Outfit
02. Ellison Jelly
03. Theatre in the Round
05. John Glenn
08. Can mack Draw?
11. When Propaganda Sings
Don't Forget the Children: http://netkups.com/?d=1b56ee95726d7
Items For the Full Outfit: http://netkups.com/?d=a521a26cbe899
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