RED VINYL Reverend Beat Man/Goddamn Gallows 7" 45rpm
Official Muddy Roots recording artist for the month of September 2013 is REVEREND BEATMAN ( Voodoo Rhythm) & THE GODDAMN GALLOWS (Farmageddon)
Side A: "Jesus Christ Twist"
Side B: "Howlin' Wind"
Reverend Beatman "HE'LL MAKE YOUR BACK CRACK, YOUR LIVER QUIVER, AND YOUR KNEES FREEZE. AND IF YOU DON'T DIG THAT YOU'VE GOT A HOLE IN YOUR SOUL, SO LET'S GIVE A BIG WARM WELCOME FOR THE REV, YOUR BEAT-MAN, EVERYBODY'S BLUES TRASH PREACHER, THE FABULOUS REVEREND BEAT-MAN.
Seems BEAT-MAN’S musical antics go back to the 1980s when he was an attraction on the Euro-trash rock scene, both as a one-man band (he plays kick drum and guitar) and wrestling show. If his conversion came via Robert Johnson and Screaming Jay Hawkins, the latest stuff on BEAT MAN’S Voodoo Rhythm label occupies a musical niche almost entirely of its own making. Three parts trash and garage, four parts voodoobilly, it's as primal as fuck and not more than a little demented. You've heard garage music, but this is about as far removed from the cutesy demo antics of the White Stripes or the energetic but comparatively polite Mooney Suzuki as you can get. This is fucking w-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-y out there. THE REV was a hit at the last Las Vegas Grind, with two very sexy and nasty looking nuns, cigarettes hanging out of their mouths, surrounding him while he beat and howled music that had everyone either dropping their jaw, popping their eyes or laughing hysterically while toe-tapping! Hope Urban (Juxtapoz, LA Weekly)
The Goddamn Gallows formed in 2004 by founding members and Lansing/Detroit natives Mikey Classic on guitar and vocals, Fishgutzzz on upright bass, and Amanda Kill on drums -replaced by current drummer Uriah Baker (aka; "Baby Genius") in 2006. The trio started out migrating around the West for a time, holing up in Hollywood squats and squalid apartments, before releasing several albums: The Gallows EP (2004), Life of Sin (2005), and Gutterbilly Blues (2007), and finally hitting the road nearly full-time to establish their presence in the psychobilly-country scene while honing their self-described "twanged-out punk rock gutterbilly".
In 2009 the addition of Avery, a fire-breathing, accordion, and washboard player, as well as Jayke Orvis (formerly of the .357 String Band) on mandolin and banjo, prompted The Goddamn Gallows to explore many new directions with their songwriting and in their live performances. As evidenced on their most recent 2009 album, Ghost of The Rails, and as witnessed by their spectacular and tireless live shows, The Goddamn Gallows began to forge a path founded on their very own brand of contagious primeval abandon: an unpretentious and from-the-gut carnivalesque smorgasbord of parts old-time revival, circus sideshow, and good old-fashioned rock and roll. The result falls dead center into a head-on collision between something like a Western honky-tonk impromptu parking lot rodeo, and Suburbia (the 1983 Penelope Spheeris cult classic film, not the location).
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