Hammer Brothers were an early 90’s, Dallas, Texas based rock band. They covered a variety of musical ground including songs by Jeff Beck, Little Feat, The Beatles and 80’s post punk bands like The Smithereens. The lineup included Bob Nunn on bass and David Lowrey on guitar. Bob and David grew up together and played in a couple of bands when they were in high school. Jeff Brown, a talented pianist, joined the band along with guitarist Ed Miller and drummer Dan Joynes in its formative stage.
The band lasted about a year. They played marathon rehearsals on Saturday or Sunday working out the intricacies of their sound. Eventually the grind of reheasing took its toll and led to the break up of the band. We are lucky, however, to have saved a few songs from way back then — including this cover of Steely Dan’s “Pretzel Logic.” David and Ed still write together on occasion thanks to computers and other technology we couldn’t comprehend back then. But there’s still nothing like being locked in a room with a good, old full-of-hiss analogue tape.