Laughing Hyenas – Hard Times + Crawl/Covers (2xlp)
This album saw one more line up change: Kevin Ries left and one time Necros Ron Sakowski stepped in, the Hyenas went down to Memphis to the legendary Easley Studios to record their final LP with the one and only Doug Easley. On Hard Times, we see the Hyenas influences are more Howlin' Wolf/Muddy Waters than they are Nick Cave/Iggy Pop.
The full-on sonic assault of the first three records has given way to a hard-hitting groove that has a graceful Exile-era Stones vibe. Larissa's simple and one-of-a-kind guitar playing has never been better. Brannon does more crooning than screaming on this one, giving us their most "musical" offering yet. Every bit as emotionally ruthless as their previous releases, the Laughing Hyenas went out on a high note with Hard Times.
A1 Just Can'T Win
A2 Hard Time Blues
A3 You'Re So Cool
B2 Home Of The Blues
B3 Each Dawn I Die
C2 Living In Darkness
D1 Solid Gold Hell (Scientists)
D2 I Want You Right Now (Mc5)
D3 Under My Thumb (Rolling Stones)
D4 Serves Me Right To Suffer (John Lee Hooker)