If you say you’re from Texas anywhere in the world, you can of course expect to be treated like royalty. Anywhere, that is, but Scotland (which I just learned is a real place), where the word “Texas” conjures not an image of a mighty and proud state, but a crappy pop band.
See, some Scottish dudes launched a Web site asking their fellow Scots to name their least favorite Scottish albums ever. And an album called White on Blonde, by a group called Texas, took first place. To give you an idea of how much the Scots despise Texas, the survey rates their album as worse than ones by Sheena Easton and a group called Wet Wet Wet, which by its name alone assures them a place in hell.
See for yourself if the band’s worthy of worst-album status. Either way, they’ve indirectly maligned the Lone Star State, not to mention perverted the name of a legendary Dylan album. Why Texas picked that one, who knows? Maybe Shit on the Tracks was already taken. – Craig Malisow