Thursday, April 03, 2008

Nugget



All I know about Hackamore Brick is all it says on the sleeve notes of the Nuggets LP this track is from...

While Hackamore Brick's 'Got A Gal Named Wilma' dates from 1971, it easily could pass as a 1960s artifact. Among the more obscure groups present, their only LP aroused some attention from Richard Meltzer's rave review in 'Rolling Stone', when he likened their sound to that of the Zombies. Says Richard, "Live, they were more guitar heavy, and had a sound that was like an early 60s psychedelic band. The fact that they couldn't find a regular drummer probably prevented them from playing much outside of Brooklyn".

I like this song very much; it has a special place in my heart because I put it on the mix tape I gave to Mrs H when we first got together. Everything else on the cassette was contemporary stuff, but this is what she liked best.

Hackamore Brick - 'Got A Gal Named Wilma' (1971)

7 comments:

  1. Ah mix tapes as an aid to romance. I wonder if we carried out a survey of bloggers; would we find any who have never done such a thing?!?

    When I got together with my wife I'd moved up to mix cds. But I knew I'd found a treasure when she proclaimed Dexys "This Is What She's Like" one of the best tunes she'd ever heard.

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  2. i hated all the bollocks that went with high fidelity and making tapes and how it was what boys do - it's what everyone who knows that some songs express all that we feel loads better than we can on our own, especially at the start of relationships when we're scared and useless and only a 45 can see us through.
    x

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  3. I never received mix tapes from admirers. There was one girl, however, back in my teens, who declared her admiration for me by giving me a copy of Sandinista on cassette(s).

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  4. do things get warmer than cherry pie ? i don't think so. mrs h sure knows a good tune
    x

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  5. She thanks you kindly Miss Ally. Try The Parade too!

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  6. As a friend of Chick Newman and Tommy Moonlight, the founders and creative forces behind Hackamore Brick, I was struck by your comment about "Got a Girl Named Wilma" and it's role in your ultimate choice for life-partner. Hackamore Brick's album, One Kiss Leads to Another, on Budha records, 1971, although never legally reissued, can still be found through some web searches. But more significantly, Chick and Tommy are still making music, and are starting to appear again in the NYC area as a duo. They, and some of their more recent music, can also be found on myspace.com/hackamorebrick.

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  7. Hey nys own, thanks for that - and give the chaps our love!

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