They Have to Be Watching You
Hank Perritt, 63, wrote all these songs and sang most of them. He is the product of a law-school deanship, a stint on the White House Staff, a candidacy for the U. S. Congress, twenty-five years as a law professor, and is the author of 20 books and nearly a hundred law review articles. He navigates life by the philosophy expressed in the name of the band, which translates as "Just Do It." His bandmates, few older than their late twenties, "want great things from their lives" but are "struggling up against the gradient"--in the words of one of the songs on this album--confronting those seeking a new sound but lacking connections. Tim Sandusky, Modofac's producer, is happiest when he connects these generations (he is anchored firmly in the younger one) and helps them find expression through "Law Rock." Hank and Tim now are working on a musical about Kosovo.