The Legendary Shack Shakers repressing of AgriDustrial on Muddy Roots Music Recordings. Originally released 4/13/2010 on the band's own label, Colonel Knowledge, and was self-distributed.
A roots rock juggernaut from Nashville, TN, the Legendary Shack Shakers are a hot-rodded foursome combining blues, rockabilly, country, and rock & roll into one manic assemblage boasting all the gloriously explosive instability of an M-80. Fronted by the manic JD Wilkes, who when not busy with music (he also leads the Dirt Daubers and plays solo) is also known as a visual artist, publishing comic books and creating elaborate ''carnival art'' murals on discarded roll-up projection screens.
On this record we hear new guitarist Duane Denison (Hank III, Jesus Lizard), who plays with the enthusiastic power of his predecessors, while new drummer Brett Whitacre drives his kit like it's a semi full of dynamite rolling down a steep hill with no brakes. Singer Colonel JD Wilkes matches the mania of his bandmates, and with longtime bass man Mark Roberts in tow, they deliver a disc packed with sizzling slabs of rock mayhem. This is one sweet and evil ride.
The Legendary Shack Shakers play like their lives depend on wringing the maximum force out of every note. Agri.Dustrial - already a timeless classic.
Side A: 1. Melungeon Melody 2. Sin Eater 3. Sugar Baby 4. Nightride 5. Hammer and Tongs 6. Hog-Eyed Man 7. Hoboes Are My Heroes 8. Dixie Iron Fist / Side B: 1. Two Tickets to Hell 2. God Fearing People 3. Greasy Creek 4. The Hills of Hell 5. Dump Road Yodel 6. Lost Cause 7. Everything I Ever Wanted to Do... 8. Killswitch