The Hangmen In The City on Limited Edition Import LP
After numerous tours with Social Distortion, singer and longtime fan Mike Ness approached The Hangmen and offered to produce their next effort, his first production outside of Social Distortion. 2007's In The City was the result, a collection of tracks that epitomize the desperation and sordid underbelly of the city. From the opening chords of "I Wanna Be Loved" the raw, relentless sincerity of The Hangmen is obvious. Standout tracks like the "King of The Road" and "Train" showcase the aggressive cowpunk flavor The Hangmen are known for. Formed in Los Angeles in 1986 the band's Capital Records debut was lost in a sea of bad Hollywood rock, but was a influential among the burgeoning Seattle music scene. The Hangmen's snotty dirge can be heard in bands ranging from Green River and Mother Love Bone to Hole and Nirvana.