The band’s full-length debut Desperation & Revolution was the perfect melding of Stiff Little Fingers, The Devil Dogs, and Bruce Springsteen. It was also the record that would later come to define the band for many. Released during the street punk explosion of the late 1990’s on GMM Records, the album and their blistering live shows helped the band garner a loyal following. Their follow-up, For Those Whose Hearts and Souls are True, showed the band moving away from the street punk/oi influence of their earlier material in favor of a raw stripped down style of garage punk. This record was also recorded by, what I think was the band’s best line-up. After lots of touring, a few EPs and split albums, and some more line-up changes, the Falcons’ returned with La Famiglia. Comprised of some of the band’s most well written songs, La Famiglia was a rock ‘n’ roll record in the vein of “Sympathy for the Devil” era Rolling Stones. This record also solidified the direction the band would take going forward. The band’s next two records Desire to Burn and Dancing Underneath the Moonlight completely shed any of the lasting street punk influence, picking up where La Famiglia left off while at the same time inserting elements of alt country and college rock into the mix. The result was nothing short of rock ‘n’ roll brilliance.
For more information on the Hudson Falcons check out their official website, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, ReverbNation, Last.fm, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, and AllMusic pages. Also make sure to check out the Otter Limits’ post Hudson Falcons: Discography of the Moment.
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Note: Many of the band’s releases can be purchased directly from them here.