"If I Had A Horse..." CD
Genres: psychobilly, cowpunk, country
PO Box 40322
May 4 - 11 2002
from MeteorCity, probably the most well-established stoner rock label
in the world, comes... NOT STONER ROCK!
That's right, you heard it, this album is MeteorCity's first
departure from their main musical focus - and it's amazing! The Ribeye
Brothers, a duo comprised of the talents of Jon Kleiman (Monster
Magnet's drummer) and Tim Cronin (Monster Magnet's
ex-singer), have created a crazy dose of psychobilly. On the album,
they've infused traditional country music with a garage style.
All of the songs on "If I Had A Horse..." are thoroughly
entertaining and suitably catchy. The best track is "Mister Ray
Charles" (and its 'sequel,' "Mr. Ray Charles"), an
irresistible assault of melodic cowpunk that's sure to get you singing
along. Also great are "Drinkin' And Stinkin'" and
"Swagger Turns To Stagger", both of which are downbeat,
gritty tracks of the outlaw country persuasion.
It's hard to determine where The Ribeye Brothers take their
influences from. Their Monster Magnet roots seem to have been
lost in the mix, as the Brothers seem to owe more to The
Supersuckers and Johnny Cash than they do to the legendary
drug-rock band. However, their gritty, drug-influenced stylings have
been injected into the predominant country sounds, lending "If I
Had A Horse..." a style of its own.
If you're into music by Southern Culture on the Skids or The
Supersuckers, or even the other bands on the MeteorCity label,
you'll want to check this album out. Very recommended.