10/08/2007

TEX AND THE HORSEHEADS - Tex And The Horseheads

TEX AND THE HORSEHEADS Tex And The Horseheads lp Bemisbrain/Enigma records 1984 320 kbps
Oh mother / Lock me up / Short train / Guitar obsession / Chicken bounty hunters / Clean the dirt / Border town / Big boss man
Produced by Steve Sinclair.
Tex And The Horseheads: Texacala Jones: vocals / Mike Martt: guitar and vocals / Smog Vomit: bass / Rock Vodka: drums.
One of the wilder exponents of cow-punk, Tex and the Horseheads are spiritual kin to the Gun Club. And while they lean towards a very punky image (lead singer Texacala Jones dresses like a female Stiv Bator; on the first album, the bassist's name is Smog Vomit and the drummer is Rock Vodka), their playing is fairly coherent. Mixing mutant blues (even a cover of Jimmy Reed's "Big Boss Man") into the first album's punk-country-rock blender, Tex and the Horseheads have a convincingly strong sound, but are a few pints short on material.

John Doe produced the much-better Life's So Cool, an uncontrolled blues-rock riot that recalls Exile on Main St. It starts with an uncredited quote from the old instrumental "Cat's Squirrel" (see Jethro Tull's first LP for corroboration) and then goes on to such topics as drinking, fornication and legal tangles in songs that are substantial and thoughtfully developed. Texacala's singing shows great improvement; exciting guitarist Mike Martt and bassist J. Gregory Boaz also pitch in complementary vocals. A very impressive showing with enough bite and spit to satisfy anyone.
Thanks to poor sound and undistinguished playing, the Dutch concert documented in Tot Ziens is an incoherent blur of guitar noise and hard-to-hear vocals. Mostly recapping the band's two studio records (new tunes include "Cutie Rudy," "Go West" and Oscar Brown Jr.'s "Snake"), this live record adds nothing to the originals beyond Jones' scurrilous stage comments. TrouserPress


Cd covers by MAX!

8 commentaires:

JJ a dit…

Hello from Pinols

The Johnny Thunders Lyonnais

Paul a dit…

Nice blog.
Maybe you can download from France: BIKINI, TICKET, STRYCHNINE or EDITH NYLON???
Thanx.

Anonyme a dit…

KIKOO MIDNIGHT RAMBLER
C'est Céli@
GOOD BLOG
Alors c'est du 100 pour 100 rock,
a quand la radio energie midnight rambler avec Max !!!

Midnight Rambler a dit…

thanks Paul !
It will be done for Strychnine (the both lp's!) and Ticket also !
I'll see for E Nylon and Bikini !

Paul a dit…

Thank you. I'm looking 1st Edith Nylon on CD (with P&P to Poland I can give € 40,00).
In France played so many great bands and I can't understand why this material wasn't repress on CD. But... maybe someone will do this in future - I hope so :-)
Best regards.

JJ a dit…

I have a bikini :
- Bikini kilt
"Reject all américan"

As you want -

Anonyme a dit…

Can you re-upload this please?

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

TEX & THE HORSEHEADS: "St" 320 bps + cd covers by Max !

Re-upload done today !!! Click on the title of the post (in the blog)!

Enjoy it & leave comments please !