HECTOR’S PETS: “Station Wagon” b/w “Teenacher”: 7”

If I’m remembering correctly, these cats are from Texas but hoofed it up to Brooklyn and have a dude from Indiana on the bass guitar. Dig the continental sound! The singer has a Mick Collins-esque timbre to his voice. A combo of steady down stroke punk rhythm and the harder rockin’ bands of the ‘70s (like, say Thin Lizzy). The doo-wop backing vox are a nice touch, something I wasn’t expecting that makes Hector’s Pets stand out from the rest of the longhairs in their neighborhood. 

 –Sal Lucci (Burger City, burgercityrocknroll.blogspot.com)