Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Hook'n'Pull Gang - Pour It Down Yer Throat/Gasoline 7"


Discovered this great 7" on Texas Jumblesales (RIP) a few years ago, run by English Paul. I found a copy myself recently so I can offer it here as well.
The Hook'n'Pull Gang were 2 girls/1 boy playing indie rock with goth influence.
Guitarplayer Rita Blazyca was later a member of Die Cheerleader.
So for those who missed it the first time, here's your chance.

Pour It Down Yer Throat/Gasoline 7" (Bitch Hog Records-BITCH 1-1987)
1. Pour It Down Yer Throat
2. Gasoline

The Hook'n'Pull Gang

17 comments:

English Paul said...

Good to see this up again Curious Guy. I have a live tape of the band if you are interested...

Fritz die Spinne said...

Cool--missed this on Tx Jumblesales...

Hello Paul!

Highlander said...

Yup, thanks for this Curious Guy. Remember them from back in the day so looking forward to hearing it again.

Curious Guy said...

Shared with pleasure Fritz & Highlander.
English Paul, definitely interested in the live stuff. You should still have my email.

RickK said...

They must have gotten their name from the texas chainsaw massacre. I remember that line when grandpa was given the hammer. interesting post

filardi said...

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Anonymous said...

Hook n Pull were distributed by a Canadian Sandy ???? FAST FORWARD, i did sleeves for them in the 80s but not this lot, not a bad 45

icastico said...

Looks great. Thanks.

English Paul said...

Curious guy - I have a live tape, the Janice Long radio session and some TV footage. Will get it together for you soon but I'm going on vacation for a few weeks...

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theclarkness said...

ive got this somewhere, as i did work for fast forward distribution, but didnt do this sleeve. Got scans of Alan Dickey of Nervous Choir blah blah, see someone made a vid for it theres 2 gigs on video, 4 promos 2 shot on 8mm cut up scratched and transferred onto 2inch pro video, i now have the digital masters not from tape, got a load of old demos (we had a 4 track porta, loads of live stuff so stay tuned to last.fm radio
LES

woofusdoofus said...

I played in bands in Edinburgh in the 80s. We played quite a few times with this band and they were great live. The singer/drummer Eileen? was tiny but had an amazing presence. The Canadian Fast distributor was Sandy McLean. The H&PG even made onto the telly but I've since lost my tape of it. I would love to track it down. I've still got their (one and only?) single but great to hear these other tracks. thanks

Anonymous said...

Sandy McLean a blast from the past, I think he went back to Canada, he was a really nice guy to work with> I think the ;ast bits of artwork i did for him was Robert Kings(ex scars, gerat scottish band) LIP MACHINE, or some band that did "No sleep till bedtime" i did "the scream" pastiche on the label -cant remember that long ago. Just put the finishing touches to a Marc Bolan & T.Rex Calling all destroyers double CD and a STOOGES boxest YOU WANT MY ACTION

cristian said...

incredible single! thanks, curious!

cristian said...

... oh, and i'd love to hear more stuff from this lovely band. anyone has something else to share? would be much appreciated.

hill.walt@gmail.com

Dave said...

Great band. Fantastic single. Saw them only once live but they made a huge impression on me. Thanks for posting this.

Anonymous said...

I put these guys on at a bar down the cowgate back in late 80's. It was first time I met their manager Neil Gammack. Became good friends. Sadly, he passed away last Saturday. His funeral is at Warriston 11am on wed 1st June 2011.
Ritchie