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Albert Hammond Jr.

September 4th, 2014

Birth Name:
Albert Louie Hammond, Jr.

Born:
Albert Hammond Jr.

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'90s, '00s, '10s




Albert Hammond Jr.

Biography

Best known as the Strokes' rhythm (and occasional lead) guitarist, Albert Hammond, Jr., is also the son of singer/songwriter Albert Hammond, whose hits include “It Never Rains in Southern California,” “When I Need You,” and “To All the Girls I've Loved Before.” Born in Los Angeles, Hammond went to the prestigious Swiss boarding Le Institut le Rosey as a teenager, where he met future Strokes singer Julian Casablancas. When Hammond moved to New York City to attend New York University's film school in the late '90s, he reconnected with Casablancas, and the Strokes were born. While Casablancas is the band's chief songwriter, Hammond co-wrote Room on Fire's “Automatic Stop” and also wrote songs that appeared on the Strokes' 2001 tour video, In Transit. Hammond revamped and renamed these tracks and included them on his solo debut album, Yours to Keep, which featured bassist Josh Lattanzi and drummer Matt Romano as his main support. A host of indie celebrities, including Casablancas, Sean Lennon, Ben Kweller, Fountains of Wayne's Jody Porter, and the Strokes' manager, Ryan Gentles, also appeared on the album, which was released on Rough Trade in fall 2006 in the U.K. and early in 2007 on New Line in the U.S. Bassist Marc Philippe Eskenazi joined Hammond's band for 2008's ¿Como Te Llama?, which was released worldwide that summer. A 2009 stint in rehab and the Strokes' reunion — which produced two albums, 2011's Angles and 2013's Comedown Machine — meant that it took a few years before Hammond returned to his solo career. The 2013 EP AHJ featured some of his most focused singing and songwriting, and was released by Casablancas' Cult Records label.

Top Albums


1. Ahj – EP

2. AHJ – EP

3. Yours To Kee..

4. ¿Cómo Te L..

5. St. Justice ..

6. Thirteen – S..

7. GfC – Single

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.
In Transit Yours To Keep 3:32 $1.29
2.
Well…All Right (Bonus Track) Yours To Keep 2:27 $1.29
3.
Postal Blowfish (Bonus Track) Yours To Keep 2:19 $1.29
4.
Hard to Live In the City Yours To Keep 5:13 $1.29
5.
Holiday Yours To Keep 3:06 $1.29
6.
Scared Yours To Keep 4:40 $1.29
7.
Call an Ambulance Yours To Keep 3:11 $1.29
8.
101 Yours To Keep 3:27 $1.29
9.
Blue Skies Yours To Keep 3:11 $1.29
10.
Bright Young Thing Yours To Keep 3:11 $1.29
11.
Everyone Gets a Star Yours To Keep 3:05 $1.29
12.
Cartoon Music for Super Heroes Yours To Keep 2:04 $1.29
13.
St. Justice St. Justice – Single 3:03 $0.99
14.
Thirteen Best of Manimal, Vol. 2 2:29 $0.99
15.
Cooker Ship AHJ – EP 2:55 $0.99
16.
Rude Customer AHJ – EP 2:23 $0.99
17.
Strange Tidings AHJ – EP 3:39 $0.99
18.
St. Justice AHJ – EP 3:03 $0.99
19.
Feed Me Jack Or: How I Learned To St.. ¿Cómo Te Llama? 2:52 $0.99
20.
Miss Myrtle ¿Cómo Te Llama? 3:06 $0.99
21.
G Up ¿Cómo Te Llama? 2:40 $0.99
22.
Borrowed Time ¿Cómo Te Llama? 3:11 $0.99
23.
Spooky Couch ¿Cómo Te Llama? 7:18 $0.99
24.
You Won't Be Fooled By This ¿Cómo Te Llama? 3:01 $0.99
25.
Victory At Monterey ¿Cómo Te Llama? 3:56 $0.99

Top Music Videos


1. GfC

2. St. Justice (f..


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