Named after the song by ex-Big Star founder member Chris Bellis the newest reissue imprint by the Guerssen Label Group (of Spain). , 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