- Artist: Honkeys
- Format: CD
- Release Date:8/15/2002
The Honkeys are St. Louis' only premier surf/instrumental rock 'n' roll sensations. With lightning-fast Fender and Mosrite guitar-picking artistry; tons of fuzz and reverb effects; heart-pumping bass; foot-stomping, big-beat percussion; mysterious, spine-tingling organ riffs; and intriguing melodies bristling with excitement and adolescent menace, these fine young men lay down the wildest, sexiest, and most exotic surf and instrumental rock 'n' roll stylings ever attempted around this part of the landlocked Midwest. The obligatory influences would be, of course, artists like classic instrumental artists such as The Ventures, Davie Allan & The Arrows, The Trashmen, Link Wray, Dick Dale, The New Dimensions, The Pyramids, The Astronauts, as well as such modern surf/instrumental acts as Satan's Pilgrims, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, The Bomboras, The Tiki Tones, Los Straitjackets, and, of course, Man or Astro-Man? And while they remain overwhelmingly uninterested in the banal predictability of the jam band resurgence or in the generic mind-numbing malaise of modern rock or alternative music, The Honkeys don't find rock 'n' roll's original language to be exhausted. They are faithful to their instruments' traditional vocabularies as they strive to create the instrumental sound of NOW; contemporary in attitude, fresh and exciting in execution. The Honkeys are: Jeffrey Positive, six-string reverb, hand-held drink mixer specialist, and walker of the spinning yo-yo dog; Cullen 'Stab' McGrane, 4-string reverb, wookie stoicism; Jovian Kind, drums, percussion, laughter; and Micah Edge, Organs and Synthesizer.
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