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Plastic Fruit & Popcorn

by The Hutchinsons

Sibling powered heavy pop/rock trio with LOUD drums & guitars, bold songwriting, and brotherly harmonies... "POWERPOP WITH PLENTY OF HEART AND HEAT."- L.A. Weekly
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. Nobody's Perfect
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2. Gardenia
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3. 1(800)messiah
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4. Climax To The Grief
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5. Girl
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6. Morbid Again
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7. Vaporize
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8. She's Got Me Flying
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9. Don't Say Goodbye
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10. Hipster
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11. Elizabethtown
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ALBUM OF THE YEAR /Plastic Fruit & Popcorn - The Aquarian (NY/NJ/CT)

"Sibling powered heavy pop trio with LOUD drums & guitars, bold songwriting, and brotherly harmonies" -

"Powerpop With Plenty Of Heart And Heat!" - L.A. WEEKLY

The Hutchinsons were a hard-rocking L.A. based power pop trio led by brothers Jimmy (drums & vocals) and Joe Hutchinson (guitar & vocals) who, joined by bassists Glenn Hays released a self-titled EP on RTG Records in 1996, and followed in 1997 by debuting the critically acclaimed
"Plastic Fruit and Popcorn" full-length CD.

The trio wowwed many enthusiastic crowds at prestigious venues such as The Monterey Rock & Art Festival, The House Of Blues, and The Los Angelean El Rey Theatre. Their popularity led to several opening slots for such headlining acts as Tonic and Debbie Gibson.

In addition to their regular club appearances in the Los Angeles area, the Hutchinsons were one of the first bands to be associated with Poptopia, International Pop Overthrow, and the underground Pop scene. Frequently, they'd play and hang with other notable scene groups Baby Lemonade, Cockeyed Ghost, Velouria, Drill Team, Slow Motorcade, Wondermints, The Andersons, Martin Luther Lennon, and Negro Problem.

A U.S. tour in 1997 supporting their RTG release, "Plastic Fruit & Popcorn," helped the Hutchinsons gain strong support from college radio and national press, but found them returning to L.A. with new song ideas and the desire to expand the band's line-up and broaden it's sound.

They then completed a self-produced 6 song home-grown demo entitled "SuperLoFiQuadroTrakDemoTape" which despite it's admitted Lo-Fi quality, possessed some of their strongest songs and performances to date. With tasteful embellishments on electric piano, cello and French horn, the end result even garnered a rave review in the hard to impress L.A. Weekly, but never made the transition to an official release.

Discontent with the lack of greater success and feeling the need to explore individual expression, the brothers put the Hutchinsons aside to fulfil more personal musical and life goals. Joe with HUTCH, and Jimmy with GAZZ. &

Throughout their six year tenure, comparisons were made to The Who, Jellyfish, Raspberries, Urge Overkill, The Smithereens, Cheap Trick, SemiSonic, Kinks, Meat Puppets, Rush, Redd Kross, Teenage Fanclub, and The Plimsouls...

But, the Hutchinsons still (and always will) prove to audiences that they had a unique formula all their own.



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A loud, abrasive, melodic, hook-filled amalgamation...
Al Muzer
Top 5 - Al Muzer

1) The Hutchinsons, Plastic Fruit & Popcorn (RTG). A loud, abrasive, melodic, hook-filled amalgamation of Ramones 'n' Raspberries garage-buzz power-pop packed with more crunch than Westerberg ever managed and boasting bigger cajones than the Romantics in their prime.


This album is a grower, it gets better for every time you listen to it.
This album is a grower, it gets better for every time you listen to it. The Hutchinson's don't imitate or try to rewrite The Beatles, as many of todays powerpopbands do. This is just pure pop served with plenty of effort, The Hutchinsons have got the potential and tools to make a huge impact on the musicscene. "Nobody's perfect", "Gardenia", "She's got me flying", "Don't say goodbye" and "Elisabeth town" (an old demofavourite of mine) are peaks and brilliant popsongs which could score as hits. If powerpop's your thing, you should change to a plastic fruit and pocorn diet right away...

Chester 'zine

Plastic Fruit and Popcorn flourishes with warm and breezy pop anthems, whilst ma
For those, like me, that have had very little aquaintance with Hutchinson's, they are the L.A based, eponymous offspring of the brothers Joe and Jimmy Hutchinson. They are a band still very much in their formative stages (Plastic Fruit and Popcorn is only their second release, following on from, what the band inform us, a well received debut ep) and this is reflected in the eagerness that characterises the album. Yet, Hutchinsons are well beyond the realms of perfunctory power pop dirge that many, who have picked up a couple of guitars and some "cool" influences, have fallen foul of. Plastic Fruit and Popcorn flourishes with warm and breezy pop anthems, whilst maintaining, in measured doses, a number of jagged, off the cuff rockin' tunes. This record is certainly an impressive debut. Also, interestingly, while a number of bands trip over themselves trying to be "ironically cool", Hutchinsons did it quite inadvertently, having recently supported Debbie Gibson -now how's that!?

Entertainment Today (Jim Freek)

Copies of the band's debut CD "Plastic Fruit And Popcorn" quickly vanished from
Deborah Gibson/The Hutchinsons HOB April 2,1997 by Jim Freek...///...

The Hutchinsons' opening set of crunchy and catchy hard pop went over surprisingly well, considering that most of the crowd on hand probably never listened to anything harder than Winger. Free copies of the band's debut CD "Plastic Fruit And Popcorn" quickly vanished from the concession table, but less popular were the Hutchinsons condoms that many kids thought were buttons.