WILSON ST. PUB & SLUTHOUSE BAND: Pirates of the West Bench: CD

Mar 07, 2013

This is country horror in the most superficial way possible. It’s country in the sense that it has acoustic guitars and a bit of a twang. It’s horror in the sense that there are a bunch of songs about zombies (“Zombie Girl,” “Red Neck Zombie,” etc.). I don’t get the sense that these dudes have spent a lot of time blasting Waylon and watching Fulci movies, and that they just kind of threw this together because they thought it was a fun idea and it’s not where their hearts are. If you’re looking for the real deal, find a band that knows that redneck is one word, not two.

 –mp (1332)