CD REVIEW Hooker

Band : Hooker
Album Title : Rock And Roll
Label : Vintage
Distributor : Clearspot
Release Date : 2012
Review : CD

Hooker was a U.S. hard rock band, best known for living their rock n’ roll style in Texas. Their heyday was the late 1970’s, but the band has been reincarnated several times with various members. So this is an anthology of their works from 1978 and 1979, which shows the gamut of the band’s work from glam boogie to full bodied guitar rock.

The band’s sound is propelled by David Howland’s clear vocals and the band’s penchant for screaming guitars. Howland’s vocals are excellent throughout, but especially on the homage to the Beatles “Beatle”.  Apart from the delightful vocals, the song features some excellent twin guitar work, which complements the composition rather than dominating. The album also includes an interesting scorching cover of Tin House’s “I want your body”. This is a straightforward album of thirteen 3-5 minute songs, electrifying performed; a proficient offering packed with pleasant melodies. Not an album to ignore especially if you are fond of those great 70’s US heavy guitar rock bands such as Ultra, Cain, Survivor, Iota, Highway Robbery, …

Cosmicmasseur.