Performed By Hooker
Album UPC 659131200010
CD Baby Track ID 9231175
Label ShroomAngel Records
Released 2012-01-27
BPM 132
Rated 0
ISRC uscgh1233605
Year 2012
Spotify Plays 0
Writer David Howland, Robbie Hodge
Pub Co ShroomAngel Records
Composer David Howland, Robbie Hodge
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master
Rights Easy Clear: Master
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country United States - United States


Raging dual guitars ripping out hard and fast rhythms and leads in the Texas old school metal tradition. This was the 70's, the music was hot, the chicks were hot, and the drugs were plentiful. What more do you need? Hooker is Rock & Roll.


n. a person or group that provides a unique service for profit or gain
Name of Texas rock band circa 1972 - 1983.
No dramatic or hidden references, no subliminal attachments or meanings. Just a cool name for a band. That’s who we are……Hooker
Hooker had been around in various configurations since 1972. First recordings began in 1974 at Rampart Studios under the direction of studio engineer Jeff Wells. Those early demos featured Hooker as a three piece hard rock/blues rock band, it wasn’t until later that they began to take a decidedly heavier approach in sound and style. With the addition of Robert Hampton in place of Tim Cannon on lead/rhythm guitar, the band began to find their direction and hit the clubs hard. Influenced by bands such as Tin House, Ted Nugent, and Black Oak Arkansas, Hooker had it all on stage – flash, great songs, lots of groupies, and of course all the best drugs! Well, that couldn’t last, and the band called it a day in 1983 when the lifestyle finally caught up to David Howland. The other members soldiered on in various reconstructed versions of Hooker, with varying degrees of success. The short lived post Hooker band Stallions was a highlight, with all the same elements of Hooker including three of the four members. Eventually, David would rejoin the band and Stallions became Hooker for all intents and purposes. Unfortunately, the music world had changed too dramatically since the days when a band could play the kind of loud, aggressive, dual guitar riff-rock that Hooker so convincingly played. This record represents the pinnacle of the band, the long lost 1978 Inergi Studios recordings that never saw official release all those years ago. This album is the one that should have come out in 1978. Better late than never.

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