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  • Thee Hypnotics - Righteously Recharged
Come Down Heavy
Single LP
A1. Half Man Half Boy
A2. All Messed Up
A3. Unearthed
A4. Release The Feeling
A5. Resurrection Joe
B1. (Let It) Come Down Heavy
B2. Bleeding Heart
B3. What To Do
B4. Sonic Lament
B5. Revolution Stone

Soul, Glitter & Sin
Single LP
A1. Shakedown
A2. Kissed By The Flames
A3. The Big Fix
A4. Point Blank ‘Mystery’
B1. Soul Accelerator
B2. Black River Shuffle
B3. Cold Blooded Love
B4. Samedi’s Cookbook

The Very Crystal Speed Machine
Single LP
A1. Keep Rollin’ On
A2. Heavy Liquid
A3. Phil’s Drum Acropolis
A4. Goodbye
A5. If The Good Lord Loves Ya
A6. Ray’s Baudelaire
A7. Caroline Inside Out
B1. Tie It Up
B2. Down In The Hole
B3. Peasant Song
B4. Fragile
B5. Look What You’ve Done
B6. Broken Morning Has

In A Trance (Thee Early Daze 86-89)
Single LP
A1. Soul Trader (BBC John Peel Session)
A2. Love In A Different Vein (BBC John Peel Session)
A3. Nine Times (BBC John Peel Session)
A4. Let’s Get Naked (BBC John Peel Session)
B1. In A Trance (Early Demo)
B2. All Night Long (First Single)
B3. Love In A Different Vein (First Single)
B4. Choose My Own Way (B-side of Justice In Freedom)
B5. Coast To Coast (Remix)

Thee Hypnotics

Righteously Recharged

Beggars Banquet
Released 8 June 2018

Nineties hell-raising rock’n’rollers Thee Hypnotics have release Righteously Recharged, a colored, heavyweight 4XLP colored vinyl anthology, including rare and unreleased material.

• Come Down Heavy (debut album –1990) (violet vinyl)
• Soul Glitter & Sin (1991) (red vinyl)
• The Very Crystal Speed Machine (1994 – previously unreleased in UK) (clear vinyl)
• In A Trance (Thee Early Daze 86-89) – Demos and Peel Sessions (white vinyl)

The set also contains in-depth liner notes by journalist Julian Marszalek, featuring interviews with the band and a savvy look at the band’s rip-roaring career, featuring outrageous tales of rock’n’roll excess and exhilaration.

Taking their cues from the Detroit militancy of The MC5, the corrupting output of The Stooges and the gospel according to The Cramps, Thee Hypnotics’ devastating brand of rock’n’roll was propelled by near punishing decibel levels and a fervor bordering on the evangelical.

Blazing a devastating trail of high-octane thrills and annihilation, Thee Hypnotics occupied a bizarre hinterland that sat somewhere between the British neo-psychedelic scene of the late 80s and the detonation of garage-influenced rock from the Pacific northwest of the early 90s. Little wonder that a band that shone so bright would burn out before the end of the century.

"Thee Hypnotics brought the house down with their Stooges-like raw power, singer Jim Jones prowling like a feral Rob Tyner-meets-Jerry-Lee and backed by a cut-price Heartbreakers build around flamboyant guitarist Ray Hanson." (Mojo 4 stars, 2018)

"Thee Hypnotics care only for their own generic past and frenetic present. The future doesn't even get a look in... forget regression, this is reincarnation! Past, present and future!” (Melody Maker, 1989)