Welcome to Razorcake | Punk Music Reviews Welcome to Razorcake | Punk Music Reviews
 

























DASH RIP ROCK:
Hee Haw Hell: CD
It was a pleasant surprise to pop in Hee Haw Hell and discover that it’s a concept album based on Dante’s Inferno. It doesn’t really sound twangy enough to be cow punk, and it’s not really any kind of “abilly.” Instead, this sounds like southern rock-infused punkage. Songs like “Southern Rain” and “MOAF” could probably even make it onto modern country radio if it wasn’t for the odd lyrical twists and the bit of extra aggressiveness which prevent it from fitting in with the rest of the extra-polished shit kickery on the air. One of the quirks that really make this record is the spoken “cantos” between all the songs that describe the narrator’s descent into Hee Haw Hell. This version of Hades is far less concerned with Italian political intrigues than Dante’s original version, and instead sounds like Deliverance smashing into the Grand Ole Opry. This sets the mood for my favorite track, “Chariots of Hellfire” which is a reworked version of “Chariots of Fire” providing the background music for a raging sermon from the right reverend Beelzebubba (Mojo Nixon). If that bit of witnessing don’t save your soul and get you to recant your pig porking ways, then you truly are a lost cause. Also, I applaud the punkified cover of “Man of Constant Sorrow,” which makes me want to watch O’ Brother Where Art Thou for the sixth or seventh time. –Adrian (Alternative Tentacles)


Razorcake Podcast Player


·CHICKEN CHAIN
·WELCOME TO FLAVOR COUNTY #11
·BAD RELIGION
·ANB/ANS
·SHANGHAI RIVER
·ARGUMENT 5.45
·DEAF WISH
·NAILS
·NO USE FOR A NAME


 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly

 Send to a Friend Send to a Friend



If you live in the Los Angeles area and want to help us out, let us know.



Get monthly notifications of new arrivals and distro and special offers for being part of the Razorcake army.



 
Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc.
PO Box 42129
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Except for reviews, which appear in both, the
contents of the Razorcake website are completely
different from the contents of Razorcake Fanzine.

© 2001-2015 Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc. Privacy Policy

Razorcake.org is made possible in part by grants from
the City of Los Angeles, Department
of Cultural Affairs and is supported
by the Los Angeles County Board of
Supervisors through the Los Angeles
Arts Commission.
Department of Cultural AffairsLos Angeles County Arts Commission


Web site engine code is Copyright © 2003 by PHP-Nuke. All Rights Reserved. PHP-Nuke is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.