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Hammersmith Gorillas

Why Wait Until Tomorrow 1974-1981 by Hammersmith Gorillas

Hammersmith Gorillas

Why Wait Until Tomorrow 1974-1981
Just Add Water

***BACK IN STOCK!!! This is it, the biggest release in the history of Just Add Water Records, our first double album! Literally everything HAMMERSMITH GORILLAS ever recorded that is not on their classic Message To The World LP. 26 tracks total—clocking in at a whopping 84 minutes! Includes all 6 of their singles, 7 outtakes never before available on vinyl, 1 aborted single, plus 6 unreleased live songs recorded in early ‘77, 3 of which were never recorded in a studio. All but two of the tracks are from the master tapes. Those two masters are missing. If that wasn’t enough, there are also new liner notes/new interviews with JESSE HECTOR and GARY ANDERSON by PHIL KING, plus unpublished photos!  THE HAMMERSMITH GORILLAS are one of the great UK "should-have-been" groups of the 1970s. Chalk it up to being ahead of their time, bad luck, and/or bad management. Both singer/guitarist JESSE HECTOR and bassist ALAN BUTLER had already been in what was arguably Britain's first punk group CRUSHED BUTLER, formed in 1969. Drummer, GARY ANDERSON, was the last piece of the puzzle, but world wasn't ready for the lads then, and still wasn't ready for them nearly ten years later as Punk exploded across the country and up the charts. Bizarre management tactics such as not having the group do any live gigs the first two years of their existence didn't help matters. The music speaks for itself on this massive two album set and HAMMERSMITH GORILLAS are more...

2XLP $32.95