Credits Compilation Producer Jeremy Cargill
Liner Notes Jeremy Cargill, Jud Cost
Named after the song by ex-Big Star founder member Chris Bellis the newest reissue imprint by the Guerssen Label Group (of Spain). Curated by Jeremy Cargill (Assistant Editor for Ugly Things Magazine), the labels focus is archival and reissue work specializing in the realms of proto-punk, 70s pop/power pop, glam, psych, privately-pressed hard rock, and out of time treasures.
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 pressed into wax (seeing vinyl release for the first time).As music journalist Jud Cost (Sundazed Music / Magnet Magazine) says in the 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.
A1 –Hot Knives Sooner Or Later 3:39
A2 –Hot Knives So Fast 2:50
A3 –Hot Knives Hey Grandma 2:50
A4 –Hot Knives Lovin' You 3:32
A5 –Hot Knives You Can Get Anything You Want 3:23
A6 –Hot Knives Take Me Back
B1 –Hot Knives I Hear The Wind Blow 2:51
B2 –Hot Knives Winter's Come 2:40
B3 –Hot Knives Secrets About Me 5:02
B4 –Hot Knives Around The World 2:51
B5 –Michael Houpt Turning Into 3:26