The Hooks – Everything Is Golden
There’s a band of gypsies in the room! Well at least on Everything Is Golden you certainly think there is. Originally from Ireland, The Hooks make a strange amalgamation of Celtic influenced punk flavored rock and roll. Making music since 2004, the band, founded by brothers Ronan and Keith Mulligan, moved to San Francisco after being a part of two tours with Shane MacGowan in Ireland. There are points in some of their songs, notably So Many Questions, where there is almost a Bad Religion quality to the vocal harmonies and musical intensity. This is just great rock music and song-craft! Everything Is Golden is the title track to the bands long-player by the same name (released 2010)
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Corrections Note: I’m putting posts in the queue, sometimes multiples per day that then post every other day in the blog. I’m not immune to making mistakes, and sometimes I make woefully bad ones! The Hooks corrected me on band mate names (how did I screw THAT up??) and the fact that they moved to San Francisco after two tours of Ireland with Shane MacGowan. Apologies all around, but that does not change the fact that the music here is well worth your time. *sigh*