All the recent talk about the “Houston 100” reminded me of dead horse, Michael Haaga’s old thrash band. My first memory of this band is being at McDonald’s when I was eight. A group of crusty metal dudes in dead horse shirts and cutoff blue-jean shorts came in smoking cigarettes, and proceeded to terrorize little kids in the playground area like a suburban gang of stoned Droogies. That was when I first realized that metal frightened me, and that I also loved metal. Their cover of “Rock Lobster” is a sound to behold; it’s on their MySpace page.
This is a grainy live vid from the Axiom way way back in 1989. -- Craig Hlavaty
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