HASKELS, THE- The Lost LP
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HASKELS, THE- The Lost LP

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Ladies and Gentlemen: we present for your listening pleasure — worker's rock and roll — The Haskels — Unsung heroes of Milwaukee's original punk era. 

Hearing  this artifact of the original Midwest first-wave punk era is akin to  finding a treasure buried amongst shards of glass in the sands of time.  Meticulously restored from the original, never-before-mixed master  tapes, The Haskels lost studio album, recorded on one cold October day  in 1979 at Milwaukee's soon-to-close Solar Studios, should set the  record straight on perhaps the most important lost gem of the era  birthed from the Midwest, US, or otherwise worldwide. 

Their  sound was a combination melded from the roots/glam/Detroit-inspired,  naive retro pop sound of godfather/scenester Presley Haskel and Richard  LaValliere's surreal dream-based narrative genius compositions, fleshed  out by Gerard LaValliere's precise guitar attack and Guy Hoffman's  unorthodox but dance-inducing beats. The band's chops as well as their  charisma carried the day, as they filled clubs and held court at the  Haskel Hotel, their headquarters in the run-down Brady Street area of  Milwaukee's lower East side.