HICKOIDS: Waltz a-Cross-Dress Texas: CD

The Hickoids were one of those bands like the Dead Milkmen who straddled the fence between novelty band and punk band. It was clear from the tunes that they didn’t take themselves too seriously and yet, obviously, put some thought into what they were doing. The music on this reissue does nothing to sway that assessment, with tunes that poke fun at whatever’s nearest to them at the time with enough cowboy punker twang to satisfy any Lama-sportin’ Mohican looking to dive off the stage. “Queen of the BBQ” still brings a smile to my face.

 –jimmy (Saustex)