“Wealth and Hell Being”
Ass End Records
lineup (per liner notes):
Chad Lottman: vocals
Eric “Benji Over” Hahn: guitar
Steve “Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez” Jacobs: bass
Brian Dyer: drums
Similar to: The Cramps, Reverend Horton Heat
You know, for a long time, I’ve been of the opinion that the world needs more psychobilly… it’s fun, chaotic, and requires an INSANE amount of talent to pull off! Psychobilly has some of the most intricately difficult music to play, no matter what instrument you play; and you have to have a singer that could PROBABLY get out of a murder charge on an insanity defense… and that particular combination of people is just rare…
… so any chance I have to check out psychobilly that I haven’t yet heard is a happy time for me, and I treasure it greatly!
So recently, I just happened to meet one of the members of Filthy Few, who sent me their 2007 album, “Wealth and Hell Being”… and y’all, this is definitely my happy time!
It’s sick… it’s perverted… it’s loud and rowdy… it’s everything you should expect from the genre!
When I first fired up the album and got into the first song, I had to double check to see if that’s Bobcat Goldthwait singing. It’s not, but the unhinged, wild style works PERFECTLY alongside the attitude set by the music. The end result is like what would happen if the Cramps went on a speed bender… and it’s AWESOME! South Park fans may also hear a more badass version of Timmy and the Masters of the Underworld.
Without question, this is one of the most entertaining Psychobilly albums I’ve encountered thus far, and look forward to (hopefully) seeing them in concert some day!
… and here’s where you can get it:
I recommend that you do so directly.