Friday, 15 June 2018

The Hombres "Let It All Hang Out" 1968 US Garage Rock


The Hombres  "Let It All Hang Out" 1968 US Garage Rock
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The Hombres formed in Memphis in 1966 and were comprised of Jerry Lee Masters (bass), Gary McEwen (guitar), B.B. Cunningham (organ and lead vocals) and Johnny Hunter (drums). McEwen, Cunningham and Hunter had all played together in a touring line-up of Ronnie and the Daytonas (cf. “Little G.T.O.”). Shamed by posing as a band with a hit, McEwen and Cunningham set out to write a single and with assistance from Masters and Hall, came up with “Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out).” Producer Huey Meaux heard the song, thought it had potential and tracked the single. Released on Verve in the fall of 1967, “Let It Out” eventually hit number 12 on the charts and, as was the practice at the time, an album had to be put together quickly to cash in on the single’s success.
The album opens with the title track and the unforgettable recitation, “A preachment, dear friends, you are about to receive on John Barleycorn, nicotine and the temptations of Eve” (lifted from Red Ingle’s 1947 novelty hit “Cigareetes, Whuskey and Wild Wild Women”). The song is a pastiche of “Gloria” chords, motor city handclaps and faux-Dylan lyrics (indeed, The Hombres claimed “Subterranean Homesick Blues” as their inspiration). It’s a great single and realizes the ambition of Petty’s observation perfectly. The next song, “Little 2+2” is an unabashed rip-off of the aforementioned “Little G.T.O.” Even on an album that’s all filler, it’s an embarrassment. “So Sad” is sort of a Tex-Mex ballad, landing somewhere between the Everly Brothers and Freddy Fender. Next is a smoldering cover of “Gloria” with a wild psychedelic solo featuring a brief quoting of the chorus of the Byrd’s “Eight Miles High.” “Am I High” is a novelty number that sounds a little like Daddy Dewdrop’s “Chick-a-Boom” recorded by Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show while still in middle school. More great garbage! “Mau Mau Mau” is a simple folk rocker with a nearly comatose nonsense chorus, while “This Little Girl” interprets nearly the same material as a garage rock number. Shameless! “Sorry ’Bout That” borrows from “Wooly Bully” and the Coasters with equal ineptitude. The album closes with “It’s a Gas”—not the Mad Magazine song, but something equally stupid. It’s actually the closest thing to “Let It Out” on the album, though not as transcendently trashy…..~


Bass – Jerry Lee Masters 
Drums – John William Hunter 
Lead Guitar – Gary Wayne McEwen 
Organ – B.B. Cunningham



Tracklist 
Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) 2:05 
Little 2 + 2 1:40 
So Sad 3:47 
Gloria 5:43 
Am I High 2:49 
Mau Mau Mau 2:15 
This Little Girl 1:58 
Sorry ‘Bout That 2:15 
Ya Ya 3:11 
Hey Little Girl 1:46 
It’s A Gas 1:56


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