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Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Metal
After appearing on several compilations in recent years including pebbles & signed D.C. the hangmen finally have their sole album reissued on dc formely known as the reekers and based in Washington d.c., the hangmen were c... more »
After appearing on several compilations in recent years including pebbles & signed D.C. the hangmen finally have their sole album reissued on dc formely known as the reekers and based in Washington d.c., the hangmen were centred around the talents of guitarist tom Guernsey and put out three 45's, plus the album bittersweet in that groundbreaking year of 1966. Originally released on monument (slp 18077) the album is a fine example of the U.S. mid 60's sound whether it's close harmony soft or a stomp through some fuzzed beat garage R&B. their first two classic 45's the harmonica driven punt of what a girl can't do, and the gentle fuzz of faces are both reworked on the album and included alongside cover versions of dream baby psyched with a hint of sitar let it be me, and an extended workout of Van Morrison's Gloria. Radioactiv. 2006
Could have been much better
D. Webb | 03/08/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Growing up in the Washington D.C. suburbs I had the chance to see the Hangmen in person several times. Their live act was always exciting. However, their only album was somewhat emasculated as it contained re-recorded versions of their two hit 45's: "Faces" and "What a Girl Can't do". The original 45's had more of a punch and are worth seeking out as excellent examples of garage rock. I am basing my review on the vinyl album which I still own. With more playing time being available on the CD format, this album could have been improved tremendously by including the two single versions of their hits."