Artist: The Hentchmen
Song: Thief On Bicycle
Album: Form Follow function (2004)
Formed in October of 1992, the Hentchmen were one of the most popular live acts in lower Michigan throughout the '90s. Featuring organist/vocalist Johnny Volare, guitarist Tim V. Eight, and drummer Chris Handyside, the band performed a primitive garage band sound that utilized few instruments and referenced their heroes in '60s music. (---)
"This long-running Detroit trio tosses off raucous, unpretentious hip-shakers that hit the G-spot other garage bands missed..."
Time Out NY
"...their music is just first-rate party rock...The Hentchmen will always be in style."
One of Detroit’s least-kept secrets, The Hentchmen began playing together a dozen years ago, when they were in high school. It was the height of the grunge era, and The Hentchmen stood out like a sore thumb. Their rootsy, melodic, unaffected and more-surf-than-turf style soon made them one of the leading lights of Detroit’s nascent garage scene.
Throughout their history, The Hentchmen have stuck to their musical guns, eschewing trends, focusing instead on perfecting "Hentchmusic" with every song, every show, every record, every tour. Their infamous live energy is perfectly captured on Form Follows Function. Every song is as catchy as the common cold: the lyrics, the fanatical guitar playing, the tasty beats, the dance-y strains of the farfisa. With Form Follows Function, The Hentchmen have reached a new high mark.