the Harwood Brothers – Hometown Girls/Lookin’

This is going to be the record I post that stands out the most, if only for the musical content on it. Its not ska, its not punk, its not some precious little indie band, it is the Harwood Brothers, a rock outfit from the Peoria IL area. I really should know a lot more about this band than I do, in fact, I’ve been told I knew a lot more about them back in the day. One of the members of the Harwood Brothers is my godfather and uncle, Uncle Jim. My mom used to take me to see them when I was a mere tot and I used to dance around all the time, in fact I used to cue up this very 7″ record (more often to the b-side so I vaguely remember being told once) and dance around the living room. I have no memory of any of this. That’s all I even have to go on to try and date this record as coming out in the late 70s/early 80s. I remember when I was a little bit older seeing a band my Uncle Jim was in play at the Woodcutter and in Dunlap and Princeville at the carnival/fairs that would be put on over the Summer, but I’m pretty sure that was a different band. These two songs are more of a southern rock flavor, and I think I’m using the term right, I could be off, this is a little out of my musical knowledge zone. Enjoy them, I sure did, also thank my mother, as I stole this record from her. Oh, and I apologize for the skip near the beginning of “Hometown Girls”, try as I might I couldn’t get a clean record of it.

Side A
Hometown Girls

Side B

the Artwork
the Record

One response to “the Harwood Brothers – Hometown Girls/Lookin’

  1. I thought I would Google “The Harwood Brothers” to see if anything was on the web about the band and I saw your web site. You see, I was the drummer for the band from 1980-1986. It was 1984 when we recorded the 45 in Nashville. You mention the skip at the beginning of Hometown Girls. I believe I still have some 45’s left. I can get you one, if you’d like to re-record it and put it on your site.

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