A letter from HUNX:
Somebody once described my music as “Hairdresser Pop”. I don’t know what that means. I don’t know what that sounds like. I do know that it seems appropriate in describing the sound of this record.
Whenever I write Hunx and His Punx songs, I have to imagine putting on a show to them. People want to see me go crazy, and sometimes it’s hard to sing about something really sad when I’m wasted in a wig and makeup and screaming my head off on stage trying to dazzle people. A lot of this album deals with topics I don’t usually write about. I wasn’t concerned with entertaining people with these songs. I just wanted to get them out of me. HAIRDRESSER BLUES doesn’t feel like a Hunx and His Punx album…. So I’ve decided to call this just Hunx. It’s the closest thing I’ve done to a solo album. I played all the instruments myself, except for the drums, which were played by Daniel Pitout of Nu Sensae.
Most of these songs were written late at night in my bedroom when I was going through really dark periods. Sometimes I wouldn’t even remember writing the songs and would just find the demos days later. The record was recorded in NYC by Ivan Julian, original member of Richard Hell and The Voidoids. I feel a really strong bond with him and loved making this record.
Here are some notes on some of the songs:
I wrote this song a while after I got out of a horrible relationship and woke up one day feeling like I won a fight. I think the song has a…
Hairdresser Blues is the first solo record from front man Hunx, and features all Hunx, all the time (minus drums, played by Daniel Pitout). Listen in as Hunx sings…
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