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This profile was last updated on 12/26/13  and contains information from public web pages.

Artist

PureSalem Guitars
 
Background

Employment History

  • Founder and Owner
    The Bomp Bookshelf
  • Guitarist

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    The Warlocks
  • Founder
    Magic Pacer
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Web References
Bobby Hecksher from THE ...
www.puresalemguitars.com, 26 Dec 2013 [cached]
Bobby Hecksher from THE WARLOCKS joins as a PureSalem Artist! PureSalem Guitars December 26, 2013 Bobby_Hecksher_PS
Great news! Guitarist Bobby Hecksher of L.A psych legends THE WARLOCKS has joined in as a PureSalem artist! He plays the PureSalem LEVITATION. Visit our Artists page to read more about Bobby and others who have joined the movement. Rock on!!!
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~ Bobby Hecksher from THE WARLOCKS joins as a PureSalem Artist! | PureSalem Guitars ~ on Artists
Creative Loafing - Creative Loafing Atlanta: Vibes: Mashups: The Vacation
atlanta.creativeloafing.com, 19 April 2006 [cached]
The Warlocks' Bobby Hecksher sobers up -- a little
The Warlocks: Disenchanted
harpmagazine.com, 1 Dec 2005 [cached]
At least they appeared poised before frontman Bobby Hecksher expressed dismay in an interview with Harp over changes made to Surgery to make the Warlocks fuzzed-out space rock more commercial.
While Mute would love the Warlocks to become the next big thing, Hecksher is ambivalent about success.He admits selling records isn't very important to him."Really trying to move people, that's important to me." Hecksher, who played on Beck's Stereopathetic Soul Manure and briefly kicked around in the Brian Jonestown Massacre before forming the Warlocks in 1998, claims the released version of Surgery is different from the record he originally turned into Mute.
Songs he didn't like were added, the track sequence was changed and mixes were cleaned up, resulting in a final product that falls short of his artistic vision."I turned in a much darker album that I thought had brilliant flow," the soft-spoken Hecksher says."They said, 'No, this is too dark, this won't sell.'" While Hecksher and the rest of the band signed off on the changes, the compromises have "been eating me up," he says.
The Warlocks EP reviews
www.bompbooks.com, 27 Aug 2004 [cached]
Crawling from the aural and psychic wreckage of Brian Jonestown Massacre a couple of years ago, guitarist Bobby Hecksher (who's also worked with Beck) blinked his eyes a few times, massaged his bruised limbs, and promptly got back on the horse.This time, though, one of his own device, christened the Warlocks and aiming to indulge and inflict a singular brand of aural-psychic wreckage via a white-light /white-heat brand of tribal psychedelia every bit as punishing as that purveyed by Hecksher's old employer.
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To that end, a press release dated October 20, 2000, circulated bearing the following info: "Greg Shaw [founder/owner of Bomp] and Bobby Hecksher inked a two-CD recording contract today.Well, Shaw's signature was in ink, but for Bobby, the impulse to sign in blood was too strong to resist.
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Warlocks frontman Bobby Hecksher has been floating around the Left Coast scene for some time, working with both the Brian Jonestown Massacre and Beck.
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The Warlocks also have no fewer than four guitarists, the better to hammer home frontman Bobby Hecksher's "Sister Ray" rewrites.
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You'd expect a band called the Warlocks to have a darker side than most bands, and here's proof that they do: just before Halloween, Bobby Hecksher -- leader of the band -- actually scrawled his name on a two-album recording deal in his own blood.For the Warlocks, signing to one of America's oldest indie labels would make the perfect home for a band who sound like they're channeling inspiration out of Bomp's back catalog from the Sixties.For singer-songwriter Hecksher, this contract is just the most recent stopover on what has definitely been a long and very strange trip.
Ten years ago Hecksher moved to California from Florida where he formed his first group Charles Brown Superstar.The band issued two singles and two full-length albums before calling it a day.Hecksher was later invited to play on Beck's Stereopathetic Soul Manure (Flipside), along with James Ambrose of the band Smallstone.
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With experience under his thumbs, Hecksher formed Magic Pacer who waxed two albums for Win Records.Not much later, the stubborn Floridian left that group to do his own writing.It was then that Hecksher formed the 8-piece Warlocks--a cacophonous, but never convoluted garage/psych band.
Hecksher isn't swayed by naysayers who continually remind him that the Velvet Underground and the Grateful Dead had used the same moniker he's picked before calling themselves something else."Hopefully the cards are right for us," Hecksher maintains, "and we'll be the band everyone remembers as the Warlocks."
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After years of building a very impressive musical resume, most notably with Beck and the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Bobby Hecksher has his own idea and it's called The Warlocks.
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Bobby Hecksher worked with Beck early on and from there went onto the Brian Jonestown Massacre.Now, he combines the neo-psychedelic swirl with alt-pop in The Warlocks.Hecksher has an admitted liking for Sonic Youth, Velvet Underground and Spacemen 3.
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I'll give credit to Bobby Hecksher, their head honcho­he kew trying to recreate the plastic cocaine inevitable of a Warlocks show in the studio, sans smoke machine and chanteuse beauty, would be pathetic.So he instead opted to go relatively hi-fi (even on the live songs), recording songs so skeletonized it's easy to stop comparing them to their original live incarnations and celebrate them on their own spindly merits.
Bobby Hecksher from THE ...
www.puresalemguitars.com [cached]
Bobby Hecksher from THE WARLOCKS joins as a PureSalem Artist!
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Guitarist Bobby Hecksher of L.A psych legends THE WARLOCKS has joined in as a PureSalem artist! He plays the PureSalem LEVITATION. Visit our Artists page to read more about Bobby and others who have joined the movement.
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~ Bobby Hecksher from THE WARLOCKS joins as a PureSalem Artist! | PureSalem Guitars ~ on Artists
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