The awesome blog It’s Psychedelic Baby interviews Vintage/Rockadrome label group Ultra members about the band and previous bands like Homer, Outcasts, etc. Here’s an excerpt, to read the entire interview follow the link below:
Hooker – Rock And Roll CD. Compilation of recently unearthed recordings from this killer Houston, Texas area 70s hard rock band including tracks from their never released album. The music is loaded with heavy Texas-style guitar action and oozing with that unmistakable 70s Texas rock and roll party vibe. They’ve been described before as a western version of Aerosmith, or similar to Blackfoot. The guitar team of Hampton and Howland bust out all over this album with blazing over the top guitar battles that have a nearly metallic edge. While the early album cuts are full throttle Texas hard rock, the later 70s bonus cuts lean towards a combination of hard rock and early metal in the vein of the rare Survivor “All Your Pretty Moves” album. Vintage/Rockadrome label fans of Ultra, Cain and Poobah and bands like Hunt, The Gods, Totty, Impecable and Magi will surely dig this one. Includes 3 bonus tracks, including a cover of Tin House’s “I Want Your Body”, not found on the vinyl version (released by ShroomAngel Records).
Robert Hampton – Guitars
Robbie Hodge – Bass
David Howland – Guitars, Vocals
Randy Meers – Drums
South Texas 70s rock and roll group ULTRA, featuring legendary guitarist Galen Niles (Outcasts, Homer), will reunite on September 4th at Floore’s Country Store in Helotes, Texas for the first time in over 30 years! Also appearing at this Texas Legacy Music Awards show will be other South Texas 60s groups like Bubble Puppy, plus members of Zakary Thaks, The Headstones, The Clique, The Outcasts and more. Galen Niles is a true South Texas guitar hero who’s responsible for teaching and inspiring a who’s who of Texas guitar players.
The complete late 70s recordings from ULTRA are still available via Rockadrome’s Vintage label and feature 16 classic foot-stomping Texas style twin guitar hard rock tracks in full glory! Don’t miss it! Get it here!