Bursting onto the Philadelphia music scene in 1980, the Hooters quickly became a huge success along their native East Coast. Their unique blend of ska, reggae and rock n roll was a fresh and powerful sound that could not be ignored.
In 1983 the Hooters released their first independent album “Amore”;, which sold over 100,000 copies. An essential part of any true Hooters fan’s collection, “Amore” introduced the original versions of songs like “All You Zombies”, “Hanging On A Heartbeat”, “Fightin’ On The Same Side” and “Blood From A Stone”, all songs which would reappear in different versions on later albums. Although a studio album, “Amore” captured the same raw spirit and energy that made the Hooters so well loved for their great live performances.