Thursday, June 30, 2016

Review: Honky "Corduroy"

HONKY: Corduroy
Flawless, 1970's inspired Guitar Rock
(just don't blink)
If you do, you will find that the album is over.  Cover to cover, it's just shy of 30 minutes.  However, if you already had Honky's cover of Pat Travers' "Snortin' Whiskey", and don't count the 40 second a cappella version of Led Zep's "Moby Dick", the album is even shorter than that.  Only their 5th studio album since 1998, the band puts out albums on a similar pace with TOOL.  They execute so flawlessly, it gives the impression that despite the fact that they are expert at this style of rock, perhaps it is too easy, or boring for them and consequently they just release something whenever the mood hits.  Every tune is different in style, but here is the lead and also the title track, "Corduroy": (at about 1:45 they just start showing off- awesome)
Now check out this 2013 footage of Honky playing with Dale Crover (Melvins) on drums.  Dale is freakin' Superman in this footage.
Honky is an awesome band.  (Honky's "421" is one of the coolest rock albums you can get your hands on by the way).  The good news is that everything Honky puts out is quality.  The bad news is that Honky seems to be no one in the band's full-time gig.
Corduroy line-up:
Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers): Bass, Vocals
Bobby "Ed" Landgraf (Down): Guitar, Vocals
Trinidad Leal (Dixie Witch) & Dale Crover (Melvins) & Michael Brueggen & Lance Farley: Drums

You can get "Corduroy" on Phil Anselmo's Housecore Records here: Corduroy on Housecore

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