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Two Feet Tall

by Hobbit

Great classic progressive art/fantasy rock in the style of Kansas, Styx, Yes, Jethro Tull
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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1. Midyear's Eve
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2. Two Feet Tall
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3. Love Is Forever
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4. Up And Down
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5. Intensity
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6. The Christmas Song
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7. The Way We Are
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8. Takin' Your Heart Away
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9. 'Need Your Love
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10. Puppets
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11. 'Till I Get You Back
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12. Take Me Tonight
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13. Faggots(wood) In The Fire
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Hobbit began some years ago when Paul 'Turk' Henry and Gene Fields sparked a vision to write songs. They shared common rock & roll influences as well as the powerful attraction to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien.

In the early days, after Rusty Honeycutt became the first drummer, their unique style had begun to be known as Fantasy Rock. Then, when Richard Hill joined the band, the over-all picture of Hobbit was complete, as a band that covered a full spectrum of music from the extreme fantasy rock of Middle Earth to the real world of the radio love song.

While Larry Goodman was manager, Hobbit's sound spread with radio airplay of Love Is Forever and Take Me Tonight. A couple of years later they had grown to be quite a popular act in Texas with the release of Midyear's Eve on the radio in Dallas/Ft.Worth. Rusty had left the band by then and was replaced by the very, very solid drumming of Keith Young. During this time, many people experienced a strong attraction to the music & excitement of reaching for a dream.

The popularity & song writing of Hobbit soon spread across the country from the sparked interest of people in the music business. Bruce Stover & Assoc. took over management & attracted the financing to promote the band to it's fullest potential.

For several years Hobbit opened many shows for major acts nationwide, while managers, lawyers & record label execs. discussed contracts & signings in the shadows. There are many highs & lows in the on- going story of Hobbit, and it touches the lives of many people.

Due to legal problems, this recording has remained in a bank vault for many, many years. For those who have never heard the music, all the members of the Hobbit Family hope you are inspired! For those who lived it with them, it is dedicated to you!

All are invited to join the Family and become "Two Feet Tall"


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David Hatchell


This tape has been a staple of my musical existence since my early days in Tyler. I just recently had my tape stolen, so I am so excited to get to hear the music again. I can't say enough about what a great band they were- Its hard to believe Men at Work beat them out for a recording contract. Gene was also one of the nicest guys I ever met. I interviewed him back in 7th grade for a career project in English class when I was determined to be a musician. He was extremely generous with his time and continued to check in over the years. Hobbit was the first band I ever saw live- My dad chaperoned me and said it was the loudest piece of *&^% that he had ever heard, but I thought it was the greatest night of my life. A first concert is like a first love- You never forget it. I look forward to seeing them again if they do re-unite.

Brian Boatman

Like a fine wine, this music improves with age, and breaths life into a stale mu
These guys were the inspiration for a generation of musicians in the East Texas area, myself included. Gene Fields is one of the smartest men alive, and just as friendly. He and Turk (the "man from the land of one humped camels") wrote songs that could hold their own with any of those during the late 70's and (especially) since. Richard Hill's solo's always leant themselves to what Gene and Turk were saying. And the late Keith Young...what can you say. He not only looked like a Hobbit, but he added "splash and crash" to the band's "stash" of great music.
If you're hearing the music for the first time, I'm very sorry. Those of us who grew up musically (and literally)listening to "Intensity", "Midyear's Eve" and "Two Feet Tall," also traded demos of "Magazine," "Ticket to the Other Side," and "Can You Feel It." They never made it to Master tape, but that's ok. This CD is about passion. The passion of a great rock band, during a great time, and it's a great taste of that time. It's not 1980, but listening to what I thought would never make it "out of the vault", proves that if you keep your passion for the music, truly "Love Is Forever." Thanks guys.

James(hobbit)bobbitt

I was with the band from the beginning!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I became friends with Gene Fields and many others from the very start. I worked sound and lights wherever we played. We all had a dream and we worked damn hard for it. Knowing Gene and working with him in a treehouse has changed my life forever. The cd was a God send to me it was a part of me, my heart and soul. Gene and Turk have given the world something to believe in and that is to thank God for every breath and every beat of your heart. This music will live on forever in my life and I have shared it with everyone I come in contact with. All I can say is this cd is worth buying and keeping forever. Good luck to all and happy traveling thru life. Thanks for everything. A Hobbit named Bobbitt.

Neil

Hobbit Two Feet Tall
If you grew up in the early 80's. If you are from East Texas. If you really like homegrown rock, you MUST BUY THIS CD!

Lynn Hoskins

Paul "Turk" Henry never sounded so good!!
Dateline:1974. Place:Ankara, Turkey...I remember clutching tightly to my boyfriend and slow dancin' while Paul "Turk" Henry and his U.V.T.P. band played Knights in White Satin. Now he and the Hobbit gang are obviously bringin' down the house in Texas. Takin' Your Heart Away is my favorite. GREAT beat. This Turk says GO PAUL!

Tony Dodd

Hobbit should feel Ten Feet Tall with this album.
17th Jan 2005. This is the UK calling. I've just recieved Hobbits' three albums. I have decided to listen to each on seperate days so that I won't get them mixed up. Today it's the turn of Two Feet Tall. An excellent start. Why have we not heard of this band in the UK? The title track and Intensity should be compulsary listening to all lovers of fantasy rock, Jethro Tull, Yes and Rush (though Hobbits lyrics are easier to understand). If the next two albums are anywhere near as good then I'm in for a rockin' good time. Thank God you managed to get this album out of the bank vaults.

Karen Crawford

Two Feet Tall
This is the second Two Feet Tall CD I bought. I have a friend that I wanted to turn on to their music. He's an avid Trilogy fan and when he found out I knew of a band that wrote music about it... well, he just had to have it so I bought it as a gift. Keepin the music alive. Hi Turk, Hi Gene... and Hi Rusty... Keep on Rockin!

Lisa C.

Exactly What I Was Looking For!
Sometimes I get into those moods where I need to search CD Baby for something new, but with a sound that I like. Hobbit's "Two Feet Tall" was exactly what I was looking for! I highly recommend this album, as well as Hobbit's other albums, to anyone else who's into Classic Rock like myself, and I plan on purchasing Hobbit's other albums in the future as well. I'm hooked!

john henry griffith

keep it alive
i was hobbits real road manager in the eithties, my daughter cindy turned me on to this site. we did go ton.y. to record this album project and played with several nationaly acts, you guys know i love you gene , richard , and turk. i miss you all , your brother john henry

Carl F. Green

Highly entertaining
Stumbled across this CD while searching for Prog Rock. A number of the tunes here could easily have been hits circa 1980 (when they were recorded). "Intensity" would not sound out of place in a Classic Rock radio station's rotation. The prog aspect is actually pretty light. I would put Hobbit more in the category of Styx or Journey. But if you like that sort of 80' cheese (and no, that's not a derogatory term), which I do, this CD will make you smile.
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