Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Speedbuggy USA Release Their Great New Album "Kick Out The Twang"


Gritty Lyrics And Driving Electric Guitars Add To A Blender Full Of American Roots

Speedbuggy USA was one of LA’s pre-eminent cowpunk bands and you can hear that influence on Kick Out The Twang. It’s an eclectic album of Americana, roots, country, rock, soul and blues that Von Paulus claims has “Great storytelling songs and some cool guitar licks.” Truckers, bull riders, rail riders, and heartbreaks all share space on the record. Identifying as a “blue-collar guy who’s pounded nails for years” Timbo said that he is “…always finding myself writing songs about the shattered spirits of the working class.”

Dipping in between sad honky tonk ballads and rocking cowpunk songs, the record is comprised of 11 original works and 2 cover songs; “The Last Train To Clarksville” (Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart) which kicks off the album, and “Unchain My Heart” (Robert Sharp and Teddy Powell). “Get Around” is a swampy blues of a song that echoes Timbo’s Louisiana’s roots. “Shaky Town” and “Darlin’ I’m Coming Home” are trucking songs (“I don’t think you can ever have too many songs about truckers”) — while “South Bound” is a song about riding the rails. Several of the songs on the record had been written for a while and were picked up again for Kick Out The Twang, “Sorry”, “Wood, Screws And Nails” and “Honky Tonk Singer”.

“Long Gone” is a song that was written by bassist, Brady Sloan and arranged by Timbo. “It was a song that I had struggled to finish back in the day,” said Sloan. “It had emotional ties to life back then and I think Timbo really wanted it recorded so he picked up the ball and ran with it. I’m glad it made the cut.”

Timbo - Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin | Seth Von Paulus - Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Lap Slide, Backing Vocals | Brady Sloan - Bass, Backing Vocals | Jamie Dawson- Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals | and featuring Greg McMullen on Pedal Steel

You can purchase this bloody great album from HERE!

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