CO-RELEASE WITH GOT KINDA LOST RECORDS
Hot Knives were a late period folk-rock / power pop combo from the latter ‘70s San Francisco—and held two ex-Flamin’ Groovies members in their ranks (guitarist Tim Lynch, and drummer Danny Mihm). Led by the hair-rising boy-girl sound from the Houpt siblings (Michael and Debra), and bolstered by the ringing, jangly guitars of Lynch/Houpt, and driving rhythm section of Mihm and bassist Ed Wilson, sparks flew when they united as a whole. This set collects the tracks from their late ‘70s singles, and a further batch of dynamite tracks on this limited edition cassette from Burger Records (based on Got Kinda Lost's very first LP release).
As music journalist Jud Cost (Sundazed Music / Magnet Magazine) says in the LP edition's extensive liner notes, “…Hot Knives were a little too late for the '60s hippie trip and a little too hippie for the crash'n'burn punk rock brushfire of the mid-'70s,” but their consistent songwriting and way with a hook should appeal to all with a ‘pop heart’ beating in their chest, fans of ’60s SF sounds, and folk-rock.
RIYL: Byrds, Flamin' Groovies, Starry Eyed & Laughing, Anonymous, Jefferson Airplane, Beau Brummels, Moby Grape, etc.