Friday, January 8, 2010

Hellbound Glory - 2009 - Scumbag Country

2009 - Scumbag Country

Track Listing:

01 Hellbound Glory
02 Livin' This Way (Is Gonna Be the Death of Me)
03 Hello Five
04 Chico's Train
05 The Ballad of Scumbag Country
06 Drive in Harm's Lane
07 I'll Be Your Rock (At Rock Bottom)
08 Get Your Shit and Go
09 Mickey Meth (Downtown)
10 I Can't Say I'll Change
11 I Don't Think Waylon Done It Their Way

Hellbound Glory is pure Scumbag Country, as real as the grime and grit on old abandoned buildings in the towns like Reno NV, Butte MT, Aberdeen WA, and Fresno CA that the members of the band grew up in. The band began in the summer of 2004 and after a few line up changes and countless gigs in divebars and honky tonks throughout northern Nevada they arrived at a solid line up and began to travel where ever anyone wanted to hear their honest Scumbag Country. Hellbound Glory's Scumbag Country sound builds on the roots of Honky Tonk, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, and Outlaw Country to create something that is as traditional as Grandma's apple pie and as potent as your cousin's home cooked crank. Lead singer-rhythm guitarist Leroy Virgil writes the songs and is the conductor of the hellbound train that is the bands trademark rowdy “off the rails” live show. Rounding out the band is the Jerry Reed meets Jimmie Hendrix guitar work of Johnny Fingers (Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Saddle Tramps), the Maximum C&W drumming of Chico Kortan, the thumpin’ bass of Frank Medina, and the pure country sound of Adam Jaffe’s pedal steel guitar and banjo. After an impromptu acoustic performance by Leroy in the office of Gearhead Records’ president Michelle Haunold, a deal was struck up and the band went to work on their debut album, Scumbag Country. With Reno’s gambling, all night drinking, and rampant substance abuse as a backdrop, the album is as strewn with tales of hardlivin’, hard drinkin’, and hardluck as the Reno streets are themselves. In fact, as a tribute to the man who once wrote the immortal words “shot a man in Reno”, there’s even a song about a train on the album. So forget the fact that Hellbound Glory has performed with national acts and country legends like David Allen Coe, Junior Brown, Dale Watson, Lemmy (of Motorhead), Hank 3, Wayne Hancock, Jesse Dayton, the Legendary Shackshackers, Heavy Trash, Supersuckers, Devil Makes Three, BR549, the Weary Boys, Lee Rocker (Stray Cats), Robbie Fulks, and Throwrag and just listen to their true Scumbag Country tales. Who knows, maybe Hank and Waylon would have done it this way. - taken from their Myspace

Keeping with the country theme, here is another album from last year that I have been playing constantly.


I wanna ride on Chico's train!


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