The Hook Up- Cruel Sounds CD. On their fourth album ‘Cruel Sounds' the Hook Up have one lone mission. And that’s to play energized, guitars flailing rock and roll the old fashioned way: through tube amps, drenched in reverb and with the grit and sweat of their own flesh and blood. And they do just that here with raw riffs and hooks galores that echo the classic wirey guitar sounds of Thin Lizzy by way of the Supersuckers. A few of the songs are even open road, bluesed out desperado jams that bring to mind the riff n roll supremacy of LA’s The Hangmen and the Lazy Cowgirls. Fans of any of the aforementioned bands or Nashville Pussy, the Cosmic Psychos or the Candy Snatchers will be all over this. Import from Canada.