Laughing Hyenas – Crawl / Hard Times

Third Man
TMR-473 / TMR-474

US - Original
Rock / Indie + Punk / Grunge + Hardcore
shellac, hüsker dü, fugazi, death
Laughing Hyenas - Crawl / Hard Times
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Standard Edition Black Vinyl.

Hard Times disc: This album saw one more line up change: Kevin Ries left and one time Necros Ron Sakowski stepped in, the Hyenas went down to Memphis to the legendary Easley Studios to record their final LP with the one and only Doug Easley. On Hard Times, we see the Hyenas influences are more Howlin' Wolf/Muddy Waters than they are Nick Cave/Iggy Pop. The full-on sonic assault of the first three records has given way to a hard hitting groove that has a graceful Exile-era Stones vibe. Larissa's simple and one-of-a-kind guitar playing has never been better. Brannon does more crooning than screaming on this one, giving us their most ''musical'' offering yet. Every bit as emotionally ruthless as their previous releases, the Laughing Hyenas went out on a high note with Hard Times.

Bonus material
''Shine'' - from the Jabberjaw compilation

* Released in partnership with Touch and Go Records
* Liner notes by Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks) and Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts, Teen Crud Combo)
* Includes unseen photos and flyer reprints

Crawl disc: By the time the Hyenas went back into the studio, Kevin Strickland and Jim Kimball had left to form Mule and had left John and Larissa without a rhythm section. Many people thought this marked the end of the band. Not the case. Todd Swalla (founding member of Necros) stepped in on drums and Kevin Ries on bass. Todd is a much more subtle timekeeper than Jim and Ries had no problem locking in with him, but stayed in the background a little more than Strickland leaving Larissa to take up a little more of the slack. She rises to the occasion, her leads a bit more melodic than before, although still blanketed in a sheet of noise. Brannon's anguished vocals will still peel the paint of the walls and over the new slightly toned down direction, somehow seem even more extreme.

Crawl is notably the only of the Hyenas records recorded in Detroit at White Room Studios.

Bonus material
All tracks from the Covers ''bootleg'' 7'', featuring:
''Solid Gold Hell'' (Scientists)
''I Want You Right Now'' (MC5)
''Under My Thumb'' (Stones)
''Serves Me Right To Suffer'' (JL Hooker)

Liner notes by Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Chrome Cranks) and Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts, Teen Crud Combo)
Unseen photos and flyer reprints

Reverse Board Matte LP jacket, standard weight vinyl, full color inserts and printed inner sleeves

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A1. Just Can't Win
A2. Hard Time Blues
A3. You're So Cool
A4. Stay
B1. Slump
B2. Home Of The Blues
B3. Each Dawn I Die
B4. Shine
C1. Crawl
C2. Living In Darkness
C3. Walk
C4. Girl
D1. Solid Gold Hell
D2. I Want You Right Now
D3. Under My Thumb
D4. Serves Me Right To Suffer
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