Formed by Nicky Moore in 1969 Hackensack were considered one of the heaviest live bands of their day. They only released one album (on Polydor) during their lifetime. Over more than 270 gigs they built up a small but loyal following but weren`t able to generate sufficient revenue to continue as a viable project. Their sound was a heavy blues/rock mix and Up the Hardway is highly regarded amongst collectors and very collectable.
Pye Records recorded a live album at the Cavern Club, Liverpool in 1973 but it remains unreleased to this day.
When the band split Majors joined British Lions and Moore formed a band called Tiger before finding some success with first Samson and then Mammoth. Simon Fox drummed with Be Bop Deluxe.
An album of unreleased material from 1969-1971 Give It Some was released in 1996 as was Live the Hard Way which featured live material recorded for Swiss radio in 1973 and part of a live show in Nottingham, England in the same year.
SIMON FOX drms
PAUL MARTINEZ bs
NICKY MOORE vcls
RAY SMITH gtr
Good Old Days
Generation (falling down)
Rock and Roll Woman
No Last Verse
Collection of rare tracks recorded between 1969 and 1972 of heavy UK hard rock with Nicky Moore on lead vocals. Fans of Iron Claw, Leafhound, Incredible Hog, Budgie take note. This is said to be heavier than their only officially released album, but I can't confirm that.
Rip from CD 256@ (full artwork included)