HARLEY POE: Wretched. Filthy. Ugly.: CD

Sep 07, 2010

On the dirt roads that crisscross the fires of hell, rusty pickup trucks drag trailers full of the hay that’s used to keep the flames burning high. Once in a while, when Satan is feeling uncharacteristically sadistic, he hires a band to ride on the bales of hay playing music to make the damned smile, to taunt them with a moment of horrific joy before they are forced to go back to their eternal torture. That band is Harley Poe, and they do their job graciously, grinning sardonically in the heat as they pound on their keyboards, bash their acoustic guitars, and watch demons dance circles around them.

 –mp (Chain Smoking)