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Self Titled
Label: Grown Up Wrong (Australia)
Catalogue No: (GUW!CD002)
Format: CD (foldout cardboard sleeve)
Released: Oct 2011
Price: $ 20.00
Hot Knives - Self Titled
Associated Releases:   Flamin' Groovies:  This Band Is Red Hot
Recorded in 1976, never released and not even rumored to exist, this is classic stuff from a band that combined '60s folk rock with muscular rock'n'roll in a sound that was simultaneously a throwback to a more innocent time (think Beau Brummels, early Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape) and a raw and rockin' alternative to the pop-smart mid-'70s Fleetwood Mac. It includes covers of Moby Grape's Hey Grandma and the Knickerbockers' Lies.

The 14-track album, has languished in a cupboard for over 30 years. Only two singles from it ever saw the light of day at the time; the second one, I Hear The Wind Blow, prompted the greatest of pop pickers, the late Greg Shaw, to declare in his Bomp! newsletter that "The Hot Knives are the best thing happening in San Francisco right now; their second self-made 45 is just out ... They're not punk rock, it's folk-rock with female vocals ala early Jeff. Airplane, with warm harmonies and gorgeous Byrds guitar."

"The Hot Knives comprised former Flamin' Groovies Danny Mihm and Tim Lynch, bassist Ed Wilson and folk-singing siblings Mike and Deborah Houpt ... .. Mike and Deborah's strident harmonies combine with that inherent early Groovies roll to create an amped-up mid-70s manifestation of the folk-rock originally propagated by the likes of the Beau Brummels and early Airplane ... .. Mike Koupt's originals, which form the bulk of the album, more than hold up, tracks like the majestic 'I Hear The Wind Blow' and stomping 'Take Me Back' sending shivers down the backbone. A seriously exciting discovery." - Kris Needs, Shindig, Sept 2011
Tracklisting: (44:47 m:s)
  1. Around the World (2:51 m:s)
  2. Sooner or Later (3:39 m:s)
  3. I Hear the Wind Blow (3:57 m:s)
  4. Take Me Back (2:50 m:s)
  5. Secrets About Me (5:02 m:s)
  6. Hey Grandma (2:49 m:s)
  7. You Can Get Anything You Want (3:23 m:s)
  8. Lies (2:42 m:s)
  9. Lovin' You (3:32 m:s)
  10. Silver Threads and Golden Needles (2:35 m:s)
  11. Winter's Come (2:39 m:s)
  12. So Fast (2:50 m:s)
  13. Fool For Love (2:43 m:s)
  14. Turning Into (3:26 m:s)