Back in the mid-late 90's I was in a Punk Rock N' Roll band out of Cincinnati and we used to play with these evil motherfuckers from Lexington, KY all the damn time. We even recorded our first records around the same time and at the same place. As time went on, we ended up leaning towards the Garage-Punk / Stooges end of the spectrum, while The Hookers went on to be a full blown Horror / Biker / Satanic / Punk Rock machine. Think Misfits meets Black Sabbath meets Black Flag. I seem to be missing a few bits and pieces of their discography, mainly live releases and oddball splits, but for the most part, this is it. Disclaimer: Some of the sound quality on this stuff is rough. The early stuff is trashy as fuck anyway, and some of these are my own vinyl rips from years and years ago. A lot of this stuff just isn't easily found anymore as most of them were short-run vinyl releases. But please, if anyone happens to have anything I'm missing, reach out to me. Anyway, I hope you guys like this stuff as much as I do.

From Wikipedia:
The Hookers are an American hardcore punk band based in Louisville, Kentucky. Originally formed in Lexington, Kentucky in 1994 as the Fayette County Hookers, the name was shortened before their first independent release Kiss My Fuckin Ass 7" EP in 1996. Their first full length album, Satan's Highway, was released on Scooch Pooch records in 1998 and followed closely by the Listen Up, Baby! split LP with Electric Frankenstein in the same year. On various independent labels, The Hookers released two more full length albums: Black Visions of Crimson Wisdom in 1999 and Equinox Beyond Tomorrow Volume 1 in 2001. The band recorded the Blood Over Germany live album in 2001 on Century Media Records. After 2001, The Hookers were considered to be inactive as their heretofore intensive touring and release schedule was curtailed. Their song "The Legend of Black Thunder" was included on Tony Hawk's Underground videogame soundtrack in 2003. In 2008, the band put out an ersatz greatest hits record of live and unreleased tracks titled Ripped From The Crypt and once again became active with multiple EP and split EP releases. The Hookers have described their own sound as combining the "thunder of Blue Cheer, the speed of Motörhead and the teachings of Anton Lavey"  The Hookers can also be favorably compared to similar cross over thrash punk bands, such as Zeke and Antiseen, with the major guitar sound and vocal delivery being cribbed from heavy metal. Lead vocalist Adam Neal (aka Rock n' Roll Outlaw) credits having watched the film Werewolf vs The Vampire Women 27 times in a row as being influential in creating the image and lyrics of the band. The Hookers make extensive use of Satanic, sexual, fantastic and mythological imagery in their lyrics, as well as frequently referencing horror films, Vikings and biker culture.

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