Stryker – S/T 7″


For those few unlucky bastards who knows me can tell that this records is so much I. Powerpop with hooks to die for that can be spun over and over again. It’s so ridiculous great that I don’t know what to say so I’ll end it here and let those who knows anything about Stryker fill us in in the comment section. Before I leave you I just want to make sure you take a good look at the front sleeve. Is it Uri Geller standing to the left? If so I’m sure he used his magic on these two tracks. The rest of the boys looks good too but wait… a dude in handcuffs! What has he done? Arrested for looking cool?

Country: USA
Year: 1980
Format: 7″
On The Phone.mp3
As The Rain Goes.mp3

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15 Responses to Stryker – S/T 7″

  1. Stryperfan says:

    I think these powerpoppers later turned “metal” and became Stryper. Erich would know for sure, as he is most likely a huge Stryper fan..hahaha

  2. Monger says:

    A tad too fluffy for me.Didnt dig it too much

  3. Senap says:

    Hahahaha, yes it must be Uri Geller? I think he put the cuffs on the guy so that he could bend him (over) and then lay spoon with him afterwards..?
    Did I like them? I don’t know, I’ll catch up on the music later…

  4. dewey decimal says:

    Horrible. Really horrible.

  5. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Ha ha I knew it! No one likes it. Great! I feel special again.

  6. Senap says:

    Awesome, annorlunda and quite awkward!

  7. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Finally! I knew I could räkna with dig Mustard :)!

  8. Jay Thurston says:

    It is a tad poofy…

  9. Jay says:

    Sure sounds great to me. Just poofy enough!

  10. Johan says:

    You’re not alone Peter. I love it, On The Phone in particular.

  11. discoscheissser says:

    This is really really very good – never heard of the band before… – thanks a lot (once again) !

  12. Jacob Bliss says:

    This record is great, I love it!!! thank you for another great post

  13. Joe Bidwell says:

    I recorded this in 1980 in my studio in Tucson. The Hopkins brothers are the writers/singers and are the left and center in the picture. One of their girlfriends is in the handcuffs (don’t know why). They built the bonfire for the shot and it attracted the local sheriff. When he learned what was going on, he parked behind the bonfire with his lights on to help the effect. The record didn’t get any radio play because all the Tucson stations were playing only major labels. The last I heard from the brothers is that recorded another single at a studio in Texas where Willy Nelson was recording.

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