This is the hard-driving debut record from this excellent American trio featuring former Reverend Horton Heat, Taz Bentley, on the drum kit, as hinted by the album title. Very similar to the output of the Reverend, THE HILLBILLY HELLCATS stir a variation of rocking styles ranging from Neorockabilly to Blues to Country to create something completely new, all backed by very good song-writing and lyrics, far from humdrum. Highlights: Hillbillies On Speed, I Like Whisky, Slappin’ My Baby Around, Dead Man’s Party and I Hate Music.
Another great twenty-track offering from the late 90's is Our Brand released on Rockin' Cat Records. The second album from the Colorado-based three-piece again shines with excellent musicianship, eclectic variations of all rockin' styles and strong song-writing with themes mostly focusing on 'white trash' and booze. Solid investment for all fans of their debut record and all lovers of wild rockin' Billy sounds. My favourite tracks are Road Rage, Train To Nowhere, Rockabilly Rebel, Double Time and My Baby Drives Me Crazy.