The Gross National Debt

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

They ain't MOLLY HATCHET but...

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As far as I'm concerned, the best Southern Rock band on the planet is MOLLY HATCHET. My first experience with them was with the No Guts No Glory release. I wore the cassette out and probably damaged my hearing.


When listing my top bands of any any genre, MOLLY HATCHET tops the list. The rest of the list may wobble a bit depending on my mood that day, but the top 20 includes in no particular order today: Judas Priest, Tom Petty, Ozzy, George Clinton, Johnny Cash, Brian Setzer, Pink Floyd, The Ramones, The Doors, AC/DC, David Alan Coe, SRV, Koko Taylor, Clapton, Hendrix, Unknown Hinson, Seth Yacovonne, David Wilcox, Robert Cray, Skynyrd, ZZ Top and a few others. So that's more than 20. I told you it is a fluid list.

A Canadian band that sounds like they should be based in Jacksonville, Muscle Shoals or Macon is a rising star in my list.
http://www.zedhead.ca/
I listened yesterday to The Walrus interview Zedhead frontman Fogman on www.irock109.com . Walrus, who once shot me which firmly cemented our friendship beyond measure, plays cuts from folks I've never heard of. Some of the time I wish he hadn't. Sometimes I'm beyond glad he did.

Zedhead, links to their FB page, is one of those groups.

Growling vocals. Screemin' geetar. A moanin' blues harp and working man lyrics. It's the kinda music that makes me want to find a better set of speakers. By better, I mean louder. They play blues-driven music that is exactly what I like to fire up when I'm in the mood to escape from the world for a while through music. Their music takes me to a place no one but me can reach.

Zedhead is already a popular band for motorcycle conclaves and they are gathering serious attention in Europe. Their American following is limited, but growing.

With the state of music today, I do not know if Zedhead will achieve rock star status. One thing I do know, if their kinda music is what drives your soul, like it does mine, it won't matter what the rest of the world thinks. You'll listen. You'll thank the muses which drive Zedhead and you'll be upset that you didn't find out about this group sooner.

2 comments:

  1. Rock On ZED HEAD! And Ben, next time don't forget to duck!!!

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  2. I saw these guys in a small club in Canada. Live they're AWESOME. You can watch them on You Tube. Type in Zedhead Canada. Look for something called the Toronto Beaches Festival. They're set up on the sidewalk and rocking up a storm. What's great is that they do much the same in the studio. So the CD does just what Ben said: puts fire in your soul

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