Scoring The Clubs
Brief American Human Frailty era article.
Author: LA Weekly.
Date: 10-16 October 1986.
Original URL: N/A.
Hunters and Collectors tread a thin line between anxiety and elation, musically locking into mind-grooves that implode to the sound of garage-o-matic guitars, crispy drum attacks, a three-man horn section and the neuro-destroy emotionalism of head Hunter Mark Seymour. For these seven guys from Australia the heart is a lonely hunter, and they collectively explore those basic psychic dysfunctions and awakenings that are found in the vast desert expanses and the intense urban sprawls of their Down Under homeland. Their latest album, Human Frailty, is their most focused and accessible work yet. But these Hunters are primarily a live band, where Seymour’s intensity and the power of the brass bring the excitement to the boiling point. Also of interest are the two opening groups for the Collectors’ Roxy shows: Concrete Blonder (featuring the Chrissie Hynd-like dynamics of singer Johnette) and Thin White Rope, leading contenders for the best new neo-psychedelic (hackneyed term, but it fits) combo on the West Coast.
Thankyou to Gary for typing up this article!