Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Oh sure I could try and write something about Honkeyfinger but what would be the point? He's an utterly diabolical genius and has already done it vastly better than I ever could. Honkeyfinger puts out 45s that weigh like 180 grams...or close to it. Fatass 7" slabs with the heft of a damned 78! The music is burly, howling, thick, and hairy enough to match too. If Cobain had grown up to be a logger like he should've instead of a fancylad rock star he'd have lived in the woods outside Aberdeen in a cabin he built with his own little hands and the help of fellow lumberjacks Tad and Buzz and drank Schmidt animal beer under a harvest moon with HONKEYFiNGER cranked on his Victrola while he danced with Sasquatch instead of..well...you know. But like I said what's the point of my digital scribbles when the bodacious beastial bellowing sexy-back vibe all summed up nicely right below here in this spiel I blatently stole off his MySpace page:
It's all about a making one hell of a pounding, primal, amped-up & skronked out blues racket. Honkeyfinger is the one man band from the bowels of the earth, erupting molten fuzz lapsteel, screaming harmonica riffs and desperate bestial howling in a scorching hot cocktail of heavy raw blues power. The Honkeyfinger sound hotwires the electric freak rock of vintage Beefheart, Blue Cheer, ZZTop, and Black Sabbath into a jumping, lurching monster. Boiling up the ghosts of Bukka White, Leadbelly and John Lee Hooker with the bones of the country blues, laced with the acid fried heaviosity of the Buttholes Surfers - this is the thick stinking soup that Mr.Honkeyfinger serves hot....like Hasil Adkins just discovered Black Sabbath. . .
HONKEYFiNGER also makes an appearence in this doc on one man bands:
Want dirty knees? Listen to Honkeyfinger LOUD!
BURNiNG SKULL BLUES MP3
TRUE BELiEVERS MP3
GOT THiS RAGE MP3
Posted by RiCK SAUNDERS at 8:24 AM