THE LOAFIN' HYENAS The Loafin' Hyenas cd 1990 New Rose 320 kbps
Can't find the doorknob / Boot in the toilet / Bonehusker stomp / Going south / Scatter / Way of the world / Scratchin' fleas / Move it / Klawhammer krunch / Forbidden see / Diablo-devil / If looks could kill / Things must change / What goes on.
Produced by the Loafin' Hyenas.
The Loafin' Hyenas : C. Mort : guitars / R. Ritter : bass (R.I.P.) / T. Blaylock : fiddle, mandolin / H. K. Senac : drums / T. Tex Edwards : vocals.
" The Loafin' Hyenas emerged out of a Los Angeles caught in a whirlpool cesspool of hard drugs and far less hard rockin' sounds (Leadbelly did'nt have a Marshall Stack , but he' ll ALWAYS be harder that 80's Metal.)....Putting together a strange , murky , though thoroughably enjoyable concoction of Blues , Garage , Rockabilly and even fiddle - fueled Traditional Country (Long before the incredibly depressing "No Depression " trend had people here in the Chicago trying to dress like the same people that would've beat the shit out of them in Texas , or even at the former Main Street Pub , now The Double Door.) , it evoked , at times , The Cramps (Guitarist , Click Mort was briefly in The Cramps. Supposedly , he'd never played , prior to that , but , he's rippin' it up , ret ' chere.) , a more coherent Beasts of Bourbon, and , not surprisingly , The Gun Club. Bassist , Rob Ritter , had previously played in The Gun Club. He did not live to see the release of The Hyaenas' debut LP , sadly. Drummer Hermann Senacc , late of Blood on The Saddle , rounded things out , making this a "Supergroup" of sorts , if one more concerned with conveying a sense of urgency , and even humor , than displaying "Their chops"....
The band's "Secret Weapon" was the warped and wonderful vocal stylings of Mr. T. Tex Edwards , former (And present day!!) lead singer with Dallas Punk legends , The Nervebreakers. By this point in time , Edwards was getting more and more into a "Country" thing , but , a TWISTED Country thing. While not a particularly violent person , Tex can deliver a song with more menace than previously thought possible......Living so close to Arthur Brown and Roky Erickson did NOT hurt his delivery a - tall. He went on to record many "Murder Country " classics and originals, again , before the Insurgent Country (Which is neither) movement picked up on what he'd long since raised the bar on.....
The band only existed from 1987 to 1990....They put out one of the earliest 45s on the legendary Sympathy label (As well as an EP.) , And their excellent , though posthumous , LP came out on New Rose (But , we won't go there.). On their Myspace , you can hear several real gems from said LP release. They've stated that there's not much interest in the band , at this point in time , though Texas Terri covered their original killer , "If Looks Could Kill (I'd Give You a Second Glance."). A REISSUE , IF AT ALL A POSSIBILITY , IS IN ORDER. Thank you for your indulgence , Now, Go!!!! " Source