Houston Music

Local 7" of the Week: KGBeasley & the Leather Violence's "Sonic Bondage"

Two meaty man-slabs of Cramps-style psychobilly make up this new release from Beau Beasley's KGBeasley & the Leather Violence project.

Encased in a hilariously profane pink cover, with a beefy man literally banging out with his wang out, the seven-inch - no pun intended, seriously. Come on, we mean it. Really - is a crusty exercise in depraved psychobilly, taking Lux Interior's signature template to a dungeon and beating it senseless with a leather whip.

Side A's "Sonic Bondage" opens with Screamin' Jay Hawkins howl before Beasley bellows like he's eating gravel over a Trashmen drum beat, ending with a diseased saxophone vamp. Side B, meanwhile, is a veritable postcard from the seamy side of Montrose, intoning the pleasures of a night at the neighborhood's leather 'n' Levi's playhouse, Ripcord: Fairview Street stories of locked doors, black-leather love, hungry bears and menacing spikes.


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Craig Hlavaty
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