ADULT BOYS THUNDERBAND – ABDUCTED AGAIN

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I think I remember the night Adult Boys Thunderband (Michael Claytor and Devon Stuart and Eric Atria) debuted the song “Abducted Again.” “We’re going to be the only country band that sings exclusively about aliens,” Devon claimed. I later asked him if he was challenging Armchair Martian. “They’re more punk,” he defended. Fair enough. So, whether or not you count Armchair Martian as country or count God and The Devil as extraterrestrials, Adult Boys Thunderband preaches a sharp frontier gospel that you oughta hear.

Abducted Again features re-recordings of a few songs from their 2012 debut, some great new originals (especially “She Gets Her Way”), and three well-worked covers. The first cover is “Juicy” by Notorious B.I.G.–I’ll leave it up to y’all to decide if this one is a hick-hop cash-grab or if it’s the Adult Boys goofily probing a song from when they were Child Boys. The second is “Her and Cigarettes” by Cheap Girls, for which the country treatment really underscores how powerful the chord changes are in this song. It was always a great Cheap Girls song; hearing it re-imagined here argues well for its eventual place alongside “England Belongs to Me” and “Pints of Guinness Make You Strong” at [my fantasy] bonfires. The third is the traditional “Mountain Dew,” a showcase for the band’s chops.

Their originals are every bit as strong, of course–you recognize the songwriters we’re talking about. Get in the good graces of the universe and learn our future intergalactic anthems, the hymns of honkytonk Helios, Extra-terrestrial Listening.

Abducted Again
She Gets Her Way
Her and Cigarettes (Cheap Girls cover)

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[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 09.06.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

We did the damn thing. If you wanna hear it, put your ears on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for September 06, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Frank Turner – I Still Believe (England Keep My Bones)
02. Chuck Ragan – Vagabond (Till Midnight)
03. Cory Branan – Sour Mash (The No-Hit Wonder)
04. Tyler Childers and High Wall – Deadman’s Curve (Live At Red Barn Radio)
05. Justin Townes Earle – Wanna Be A Stranger (Single Mothers)
06. Chris Knight – Down the River (A Pretty Good Guy)
07. Joe Sundell – Mr. Z (The Hat Thief)
08. Joe Pug – Downbound Train (Deadman’s Town: A Tribute To Born In The USA)
09. Valerie June – Workin’ Woman Blues (Pushin’ Against A Stone)
10. Jason Isbell – Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings (Beck’s Song Reader)
11. The Decemberists – Rox In The Box (The King Is Dead)
12. Benjamin Booker – Wicked Waters (Benjamin Booker)
13. The Gaslight Anthem – Rollin’ and Tumblin’ (Get Hurt)
14. Matt Woods – Ain’t No Living (With Love From Brushy Mountain)
15. The Takers – Friends in Bottles (Taker Easy)
16. Big Shoals – 12 Steps (Still Go On)
17. American Gun – Rock and Roll Won (Promised Youth)
18. Pine Hill Haints – Galaxy Buffalo (The Magik Sounds Of The Pine Hill Haints)
19. Dos Ringos – Long Time (Dos Ringos)
20. Lucero – I’ll Just Fall (Live From Atlanta)
21. The Wind + The Wave – Raising Hands Raising Hell Raise ‘Em High (From The Wreckage)
22. David Mayfield – Rain On My Parade (Strangers)
23. John Moreland – Blacklist (In The Throes)
24. Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound – This Damn Town (Self-Titled)
25. Snakehealers – Roadside (Cure All)
26. Shooter Jennings – Don’t Wait Up (I’m Playin’ Possum) (Don’t Wait Up For George)
27. Justin Payne – Gettin’ By (No Place Lower Than High)
28. Whitey Morgan and the 78’s – I Ain’t Drunk (Whitey Morgan and the 78’s)
29. William Elliot Whitmore – Johnny Law (Animals In The Dark)

Bold = Request

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Episode 191: aired 09.06.2014

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 07.19.2014 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

This show was a lot of fun to make. Lots of live music in it. So put your earholes on the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for July 19, 2014 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Chris Watts Band – Cenla (Cenla)
02. The Hummingbirds – Live In Studio
03. Nikki Lane – Right Time (All Or Nothin’)
04. Rebekah Pulley & the Reluctant Prophets – A Lot of Nothing (Songs of Southern Zen)
05. Will Quinlan – This Theiving Life (Navasota)
06. Devon Stuart (Takers/Snakehealers) Live In Studio
07. Snakehealers – Roadside (Cure All)
08. Big Shoals – 12 Steps (Still Go On)
09. Have Gun Will Travel – To The Victor Go The Spoils (Mergers & Acquisitions)
10. Big Shoals Live In Studio
11. Matt Woods – Real Hard Times (With Love From Brushy Mountain)
12. Curtis Eller – Old Time Religion (How To Make It In Hollywood)
13. Frank Turner – The Road (Last Minutes & Lost Evenings)
14. Big Shoals Live In Studio
15. Sturgill Simpson – Life of Sin (Metamodern Sounds In Country Music)
16. Old Crow Medicine Show – Mean Enough World (Remedy)
17. Caleb Caudle – Countdown (Paint Another Layer On My Heart)
18. Devon Stuart (Takers/Snakehealers) Live In Studio
19. Justin Townes Earle – White Gardenias (Single Mothers)
20. Andrew Combs – Month Of Bad Habits
21. Willie Nelson – The Git Go (feat. Jamey Johnson) (Band Of Brothers)
22. Lance Howell Live In Studio
23. Arlo McKinley & The Lonesome Sound – Time In Bars (Self-Titled)
24. “Weird Al” Yankovic – Word Crimes (Mandatory Fun)

Bold = Request

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Episode 185: aired 07.19.2014

[Playlist] Ninebullets Radio – 08.17.2013 – 88.5FM WMNF Tampa

UPDATE: THE ARCHIVE ISSUE HAS BEEN FIXED. SO, YOU CAN NOW LISTEN TO THIS WEEK’S SHOW.

I make radio. You can hear it live on Saturday afternoons. If you miss that you can always check out the archive of the show.

Below is the playlist for August 17, 2013 [Artist – Song (Album)]

01. Drag The River – Old Sad Songs
02. Booker & Norton – Have You Seen My Son?
03. Snakehealers – Roadside (Cure All)
04. Alone At 3AM – Another Round (Midwest Mess)
05. The White Buffalo – Joey White (Shadows, Greys and Evil Ways)
06. Have Gun Will Travel – Standing at the End of the World (Fiction, Fact or Folktale?)
07. Joe Pug – Speak Plainly Diana (Messenger)
08. Wade Bowen – Trucks
09. Sturgill Simpson – You Can Have The Crown (High Top Mountain)
10. The David Mayfield Parade – another year (Good Man Down)
11. Paul Baribeau – Eight Letters
12. Two Cow Garage – Skinny Legged Girl (Speaking In Cursive)
13. J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Marigold
14. Valerie June – Workin’ Woman Blues (Pushin’ Against A Stone)
15. Glossary – A Shoulder To Cry On (Long Live All Of Us)
16. Trapper Schoepp & The Shades – Cold Deck (Run, Engine, Run)
17. Drag The River – Marooned (Drag The River EP)
18. JJ Grey & Mofro – The Ballad of Larry Webb (This River)
19. Songs: Ohia – Nervous Bride
20. Amanda Shires – Look Like a Bird (Down Fell The Doves)
21. Jason Isbell – Live Oak (Southeastern)
22. Kent Goolsby – Natural Disaster (Trophies of Youth)
23. Doc Feldman & the LD50 – Cold Tile Floor (Sundowning At The Station)
24. Austin Lucas – Splinters (Stay Reckless)
25. John Moreland – God’s Medicine (In The Throes)
26. Tim Fite – Big Mistake
27. The Ergs! – Stinking of Whiskey Blues
28. The Whiskey Gentry – Dixie (Holly Grove)
29. Patrick Sweeny – Workin’ For You (Close To The Floor)
30. Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl (Under The Pink)

Bold = Request

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Episode 137: aired 08.17.2013

THE SNAKEHEALERS – CURE ALL

Since one day in the real world equals about one week in the internet world, there is a chance there are people finding this music scene who’ve never heard of Suburban Home Records. Despite how things played out at the end of SHR, the story of this musical scene can not be told without SHR being mentioned repeatedly. It should be. Virgil Dickerson gave a lot of bands a voice they would have struggled to achieve otherwise and brought them a fan base that was, at one point, willing to throw money at anything bearing a Suburban Home Record imprint on the case.

A little band called The Takers was the beneficiary of that built-in fan base when SHR signed on to release/distribute their debut cd, Taker Easy. Taker Easy was a jangly, modern take on outlaw country with no shortage of ‘getting drunk songs’, and I suggest you pick it up. As bands are known to do, The Takers couldn’t find a common ground and ultimately disbanded with barely a whimper outside of Florida.

Out of the ashes of The Takers, Devon Stuart and Chad Smith formed The Snakehealers. The Snakehealers possess that same spirit The Takers had, but wrap it in a more rocking sound. A sound which allows Devon to spread his wings a little more, moving out of the drinking and drugging lyrical realm and into more mature songs, a point he chooses to make himself in “Maybe It’s Mutual”, when he sings, “This ain’t a song about whiskey, this ain’t a song about losing control….” There was no doubt when he was in The Takers that Devon could pen fantastic lyrics. With a little time, he’s grown into someone who can pen fantastic songs.

I’ve had the privilege of watching this band become The Snakehealers. I was present of one of their first shows. I’ve offered my unadulterated opinion on what they were working on and I’d like to think there were moments when they took that opinion to heart, and Cure All honestly exceeded all of my expectations.

I think, if they can keep this ship together, this bigger sound will suit them better and offer them more play in their music. I think, if they can keep this ship together, nobody will miss The Takers anymore.

I think Cure All is Essential Listening.

The Snakehealers – Easy Young, Easy Old
The Snakehealers – Roadside

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