Monday, October 15, 2012

The Horrors: The Greatest Band In The World From Cedar Rapids, Iowa

I've got to profess ignorance on this band, and it pains me to do so.

A band this your own back yard...should not be overlooked.

But here I am, a decade after the fact and years since they broke up, discovering a local band that made a brief foray outside of the Iowa borders to crowds that may have actually seen some of the best rock and roll shows ever done.

There's something about primitive rock and roll that just puts anything else to shame, and that's what Cedar Rapids' The Horrors managed to do. The only proof? A collection of YouTube videos from some lone Las Vegas gig with terrible audio.

Here's what I've discovered:

They're a power trio (two guitars and one drummer). They barely tune their guitars. They got good 'n drunk. They played cranky two-an-a-half minute gems until they collapsed under their own weight. They released two albums. They split up. They deserve to be remembered forever.

Share any stories about 'em if you've seen them and encourage them to reform if you know 'em.

1 comment:

E said...

The best recent song from The Cramps. Also, 4:20 smoke weed every day.