The Hyphens

The Hyphens

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The toe-tappin fun of 50s rock & roll. The sweat & energy of 60s garage-soul. The bare-bones "fuck you" of 70s punk. Rock & roll that won’t discriminate, even against those of the most discriminating tastes. Rock & roll that belongs to me, you & anyone else with a little rebellion up their sleeve.

Biography

The Hyphens are strongly influenced by first-wave punk (The Clash, The Dead Boys, etc.), early rock & roll (Elvis, Eddie Cochran, etc.) and 60's garage & merseybeat (The Sonics, The Merseybeats, etc.) and all of that trickles into the material. We bring a balls-to-the-wall punk rock aesthetic to the stage and studio, but work in some more complex arrangements and harmonies to the mix if it suits the song. We write what we like.

Lyrics

Baby Got a Place to Go

Written By: David Kichen

I don't know if you've made up your mind
But there's gotta be some line
That I can come out with
And you won't doubt is true

Before you head out west
Just remember what I confessed
That you can't live
Without the things that I give to you

Baby got a place to go
Baby got a place to go
Baby got a place
Baby got a place
Baby got a place to go

So gimme just one more chance
And hold off on your plans
Lemme explain
I'll put all the blame on him

It's not all what he does
But he's not what you thought he was
And I will be there
To pick up a spare set of ribs

Baby got a place to go
Baby got a place to go
Baby got a place
Baby got a place
Baby got a place to go

Turn it Up

Written By: David Kichen

You look mean, but you know I'm not afraid of you
You can't kill when I turn on the radio
You look tough in a room full of silence
But I know how to put an end to your violence

Cause your voice is your weapon
Against buyer's remorse
And what you can't kill with kindness
You gladly take by force

I turn it up
Turn it up
Turn it up
Turn it up

I turn it up
Turn it up
Turn it up
Turn it up
And tune you out

You think you finally got the best of me
But I think you should finally confess to me
You see me as a carnal appendectomy
But at least you fail to hid what you suspect of me

Cause your voice is your weapon
Against buyer's remorse
And what you can't kill with kindness
You gladly take by force

I turn it up
Turn it up
Turn it up
Turn it up

I turn it up
Turn it up
Turn it up
Turn it up
And tune you out

Discography

Dash it All - 2005 EP

Tune You Out - 2006 EP, featuring "Turn it Up," which has received rave reviews all over the Internet and is featured on several Internet radio stations.

Get it Straight - 2007 EP. "Rock, Paper, Scissors" and "Two to Tangle" can currently be heard on WMBR in Cambridge.

Set List

There is no typical Hyphens set list. It's different every show. Usually our sets are about 45 minutes to an hour, the standard rock club set.