Thee Hypnotics

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Thee Hypnotics
Origin High Wycombe, England
Genres Garage rock, Psychedelic rock, Hard rock
Years active 1989–1994
Labels Sub Pop, Beggars Banquet, Situation Two
Associated acts Black Moses, The Jim Jones Revue
Past members Jim Jones (vocals)
Ray Hanson (guitar)
Adam Sharam (bass)
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.

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.[1] They remain a largely forgotten precursor to stoner rock.

Ray Hanson, took a 15-year hiatus from the music industry, though writing hundreds of songs for his new project, Ray 'Sonic' Hanson's Whores Of Babylon, which he debuted at Portobello live in May 2015. He continues to write and perform music.

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)


  1. ^ "Thee Hypnotics". Retrieved 2016-07-31. 

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