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beat the devil. bass, drums and a lead singer playing the harmonium while singing like john henry driving stakes. remarkable
here's a taste
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February 21, 2007, 07:01 PM
singing like john henry driving stakes
February 22, 2007, 02:13 PM
I must've missed this one before. hiya, b! yeah, insky, i love that john henry desciption, too. you hit it right on the nose.
February 23, 2007, 01:23 AM
and these guys from beat the devil sound pretty good!
i am glad you posted the link insky
they have a great list of influences, ha!
Beat the Devils musical influences are Andy Kaufman, Anton Chekhov, Bill Cosby, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, Buford Pusser, Charlie Kaufman, Cool Hand Luke, Dr. Seuss, Edward Bunker, Flannery OConnor, Frank Booth, The Frugal Gourmet, Gene Hackman, Gene Kelly, Gene Wilder, George Orwell, guys that strip the cooling elements from air conditioners to sell as scrap metal, John Henry, John Henry Abbott, John Huston, Krazy Kat, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Lon Cheney, Luis Bunuel, Lydia's Italian Kitchen, Martin Scorcese, maximum strength generic cough syrup, Midnight Cowboy, the pain and misery--oh!--the pain and misery, PBS, Peter Fonda, Peter Lori, Peter Sellers, pickled jalapenos, Preston Sturges, rest stops with good morning shade, Richard Pryor, Robert Motherwell, Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, Sam Stone, Satyajit Ray, Super Mario Brothers, Tibor Kalman, Vladimir Nabokov, and William Burroughs, to name a few.
February 23, 2007, 01:24 AM
and i think actually my favorite one of their influences is: The Frugal Gourmet! I remember seeing Perro reading one of those 'novels' in the kitchen one day, I thought it was any cheap paperback, not a kitchen book with recipes, love the cheap edition of those :)
February 23, 2007, 05:44 AM
I forgot to check out the link before. You're right, b--that influence list is fabulous!!
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