Artist Of The Week: Partying Beaumont-Style With Hellbilly Hellions The U-Joints
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to email@example.com.
Here are some things that are fascinating: hell, hillbillies, hillbillies from hell, the A&E channel, movies that star hillbillies, movies that star hillbillies that like to kill people, poetry, portmanteaus, aggressive guitars and guys named "Hank."
Thankfully, The U-Joints, a hard edge country band thing, deal with all of those things. And in addition to that, they're computer saavy. And they like being interviewed. So when we hit them up to be talk about stuff, they obliged. Lucky day for us.
Hit the jump to hear some of their music, read about hellbillies, hate in one's heart and Jennifer Lopez's boobs. Winners all the way around, we suppose.Rocks Off: First, tell us a bit about your band. Give us a 100-word rundown on the history of The U-Joints.
When we started this band All we needed, needed was a laugh Years gone by I'd say we've kicked some ass When I'm enraged Or hittin' the stage Adrenaline rushing Through my veins And I'd say we're still kickin' ass
RO: Okay. We love this line from your Myspace bio about one of the guys who used to be in your band: "Unfortunately Josh got married..." We trust this is the same way that Ray started his toast at Josh's wedding?
RO: Do you watch that show Flip This House on A&E? It seems like something The U-Joints would hate. It makes us laugh to think about you all sitting elbow to elbow on a sofa watching it, making remarks to one another about how better the people on the show could've designed the living room or whatever.
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