(Photo: Lisa Mancini)
In May, Slovenly Records released a 10-inch from the now bi-coastal Hobocop, the duo of Brooklyn’s Owen Cook and Oakland’s Cody Blanchard, who you should already know from his work with Shannon and the Clams and King Lollipop. Recorded about five years ago, the record, entitled Half Man Half Cop, had a song shared on SF Weekly, but was mostly forgotten about after Cook moved to Brooklyn in 2010.
Luckily for us, the right person heard the album a few years later. According to Slovenly’s Bazooka Joe, “Label owner Pete Menchetti was on tour in Europe with Shannon and the Clams in 2012, and the dude from Hobocop who is in Clams