So why are they still often cited? Here’s why: H-Hour were the vehicle that drove Tad Doyle from
Until two weeks ago, I had assumed that the other members had simply disappeared, perhaps returning to
I just learned twenty seconds ago that future President of the United States of America Jason Finn played with them at some point. So how about that?
So you’re thinking, hey, H-Hour included future members of TAD, Skin Yard, and Willard—they must be the shit, right? Well, kind of. I wish that I could endorse this band enthusiastically, but the disappointing truth is that H-Hour weren’t all that great. I consider the second part of the medley that appeared on the excellent Another Pyrrhic Victory compilation to be the best of their three songs; they rock the hardest here. The worst? “Overlook,” from the Secretions comp. Why? Two words: slap bass.
Yes, Tad Doyle played in a band with poppin’ bass lines.
In closing, we started following local music in 1988 and 1989, so we missed the boat on a few important early bands, but we also know that some of our readers witnessed this stuff front and center. I’m awfully curious to know more about H-Hour, whether these songs represented their overall sound well, what they were like live, whether they released other material, etc., so please leave a comment if you can enlighten us a bit about the band.
Next week, we promise to return to records that rule.
From Another Pyrrhic Victory
And, of course, you can get the songs via zip file here.