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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Scott H. Biram

Scott H. Biram's chronically underrated The Dirty Old One Man Band just missed my Top 10 last year. Based on my first few listens to his new disc Graveyard Shift he's likely to be right back in the running again this year. Anyone credited in the liner notes for "lead and harmony vocals, CB radio, loudspeaker, breathing, harmonica, gut all acoustic & electric guitars, Hammond B3 organ, homemade footstomp board, hi-hat, tambourine, claps, hambone, bible thump, special effects and random noises" has got to be good. Don't believe he's the real deal? Check the bio.
"Scott H. Biram won’t die. On May 11th, 2003, one month after being hit head-on by an 18-wheeler at 75 MPH, he took the stage at The Continental Club in Austin, TX in a wheel chair--I.V. still dangling from his arm. With 2 broken legs, a broken foot, a broken arm and 1 foot less of his lower intestine, Biram unleashed his trademark musical wrath." -- from Bloodshot Bio

Stream songs from the new disc on MySpace
Been Down Too Long (mp3 from Graveyard Shift)
No Way (mp3 from from Graveyard Shift)
Whiskey (mp3 from The Dirty Old One Man Band)