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Thee Hypnotics - Righteously Recharged

Release Date: 08 Jun 2018
Format:
Multi-coloured 4LP
Label:
Beggars Banquet
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Taking their cues from the Detroit militancy of the mc5, the corrupting output of the stooges and the gospel according to the cramps, Thee Hypnotics’ devastating brand of rock ‘n’ roll was propelled by near punishing decibel levels and a fervour bordering on the evangelical.

This set collects four LPs including their acclaimed debut album ‘come down heavy’ (on violet coloured vinyl), the swamp-rock follow-up ‘soul, glitter & sin’ (on red coloured vinyl) and their third album ‘the very crystal speed machine’ (which never saw a UK release and will be on clear vinyl), along with a fourth disc, called ‘in a trance’ on white vinyl, with their very first single ‘love in a different vein’ plus early demos and peel sessions.

Blazing a devastating trail of high-octane thrills and annihilation, Thee Hypnotics occupied a bizarre hinterland that sat somewhere between the British neo-psychedelic scene of the late 80s and the detonation of garage-influenced rock from the pacific northwest of the early 90s. the accompanying lit features outrageous tales of rock ‘n’ roll excess and exhilaration. “Thee Hypnotics care only for their own generic past and frenetic present. the future doesn’t even get a look in... forget regression, this is reincarnation! past, present and future!” - Melody Maker.

tracklist

  1. half man half boy (remastered)
  2. all messed up (remastered)
  3. unearthed (remastered)
  4. release the feeling (remastered)
  5. resurrection joe (remastered)
  6. (let it) come down heavy (remastered)
  7. bleeding heart (remastered)
  8. what to do (remastered)
  9. sonic lament (remastered)
  10. revolution stone (remastered)
  11. shakedown (remastered)
  12. kissed by the flames (remastered)
  13. the big fix (remastered)
  14. point blank 'mystery' (remastered)
  15. soul accelerator (remastered)
  16. black river shuffle (remastered)
  17. cold blooded love (remastered)
  18. samedi's cookbook
  19. keep rollin' on
  20. heavy liquid
  21. phil's drum acropolis
  22. goodbye
  23. if the good lord loves ya
  24. ray's baudelaire
  25. caroline inside out
  26. tie it up
  27. down in the hole
  28. peasant song
  29. fragile
  30. look what you've done
  31. broken morning has
  32. soul trader (bbc john peel sessions)
  33. love in a different vein (bbc john peel sessions)
  34. nine times (bbc john peel sessions)
  35. lets get naked (bbc john peel sessions)
  36. in a trance (early demo)
  37. all night long (first single)
  38. love in a different vein (first single)
  39. choose my own way
  40. coast to coast (remix) (remastered)
Thee Hypnotics