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Friday, August 19, 2011
The Hook Generation ep (2002, Fuzztropic)
An appropriately monikered outfit if there ever was one, these Buffalo, NY area denizens pitched an array of baited hooks into the glistening H2O as if they were culling them from a bottomless tackle box. The leadoff salvo, "Undiscovered Bum" flaunts a retro-fitted, Merseybeat stride, incorporating a subtle hint of the rhythmic quirk that made T. Rex's "Baby Strange" the classic it is. Some shaky psych-pop undercurrents ripple through "Twenty Seven" as well, but judging by the rest of this ep The Hook Generation weren't necessarily stuck in a '60s time warp, at least not full time. RIYL: Sloan and Outrageous Cherry. Sad to say, this quartet hasn't left us with an iota of web presence.
01. Undiscovered Bum
02. Pale Blue Sea
03. Twenty Seven
04. So Long...