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|Origin||High Wycombe, England|
|Genres||Garage rock, Psychedelic rock, Hard rock|
|Labels||Sub Pop, Beggars Banquet, Situation Two|
|Associated acts||Black Moses
The Jim Jones Revue
|Past members||Jim Jones (vocals)
Ray Hanson (guitar)
Chris Dennis (bass)
Mark Thompson (drums)
Will Pepper (bass)
Phil Smith (drums)
Robert Zyn (guitar)
Craig Pike (bass)
David Ashe (guitar)
Thee Hypnotics were a 1990s British garage/psychedelic/hard rock band. They were part of the early alternative rock scene, releasing two full-length albums and an EP from 1989-1990 before taking an enforced hiatus due to their drummer breaking his back in a car accident while they were on tour in the United States. They later regrouped and released a couple more records but never achieved mainstream success.
Their music was mostly influenced by late 1960s blues-influenced hard rock bands like The Stooges, MC5, The Doors, Blue Cheer, early Led Zeppelin and Pink Fairies. They remain a largely forgotten precursor to stoner rock.
Vocalist Jim Jones currently fronts The Jim Jones Revue. A self-titled debut album was released in 2008 to some acclaim.
- Live'r Than God! - (Sub Pop) (1989)
- Live'r Than God! - EP (UK Situation Two) (1989)
- Come Down Heavy - (Beggars Banquet/RCA/UK Situation Two) (1990)
- Soul Glitter & Sin - (Beggars Banquet/RCA/UK Situation Two) (1991)
- The Very Crystal Speed Machine - (American/SPV) (1994)