WONDERFUL thing....I haven't had a chance to listen to these yet, but I will in the next few days, sounds good to me....for now I'll let him talk you through it though.
A file sharer named Zuiop recently posted the debut Hypnolovewheel album (Turn! Turn! Burn!), which reminded me of how much I love this New York alternative rock band from the 80s/90s.
As the critic Byron Coley wrote in Trouser Press, "Hypnolovewheel carry a kinda avant-garage ethos into all sorts of unexpected places. Refusing to be pinned down to any one stylistic board, the group wiggles around through a wide array of psychedelic pop, punk and garage-mush puddles... When they come up with something that's potentially too catchy, Dave Ramirez and Steve Hunking bury it under a small load of six-string noise." That last sentence -- plus a comparison to the Embarrassment -- sold me on the band.
Someone (probably Coley) wrote in Spin, "They've taken 20 years of rock & roll history and broken every riff, drum roll, bassline and melody they could get their hands on, then reassembled the whole schlemiel with all the finess of a 3-year-old building a model airplane. To Hypnolovewheel, all the world's a playpen and they're the brats who own the place."
Hypnolovewheel released five albums. The band broke up around 1995.
Turn! Turn! Burn! (1988) - tinyurl.com/glrz9gz
Candy Mantra (1990) - tinyurl.com/h9us38u
Space Mountain (1991) - tinyurl.com/h4qw284
Angel Food (1992) - tinyurl.com/zff3xzo
Altered States + Peace Of Mind EP (1993) - tinyurl.com/z7enohm
"Wow" music video: youtu.be/7AaFCtfVojc
"I Dream Of Jeannie" video: youtu.be/_BnXpVxf54I