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January 1, 2017

HACKAMORE BRICK’s 1970 album One Kiss Leads to Another was the first of a number of neglected outings from this perennially out-of-time NYC aggregation.

JOHNNIE JOHNSTONE gets to the heart of the mystery with the group’s founders, still flying their flag high.

In 1971 rumours began to circulate that...

November 20, 2013

Look at the website All Music’s artist-biography page for Hackamore Brick, which released one album in 1970, and it’s pretty impressive for a band too obscure to even be called “cult”:


“Hackamore Brick are one of the great missing links in the late-‘60s New York music scene. In some circles, the Bro...

July 12, 2013

Real Gone has just reissued One Kiss Leads to Another in a beautifully remastered, expanded edition, revealing it as one cult curio that defies easy categorization.


As produced by Richard Robinson, it has a lo-fi, primal sound that was in marked contrast to that of the band’s Kama Sutra labelma...

July 4, 2013

God smiled on Hackamore Brick, in terms of talent and recording -- they made an album for the ages, utterly timeless, joyful, brilliant, defiant, and piercing, and just as much in 2013 as it was in 1970.

Getting it a wide hearing was another matter, as the album didn't receive any real exposure (de...

January 1, 1971

At first glance, Hackamore Brick may sound like a fairly unusual name for a rock group, but in reality, it’s nothing compared with their music.  Hailing from Brooklyn, a mere stone’s throw away from the shadow of the ghost-ridden Fox Theatre, they somehow manage to draw on all the traditions of Top...

January 1, 1971

Well here we go with the American Zombies, the original English Zombies being the group famous for its combination (on albums) of concretely mysterious leadoff tracks and flimsy throwaways.  There are a lot fewer waste tracks here, and a lot more good stuff.  But it’s still of another era, one where...

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