Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Review: 'Trucker Tits' Storybook EP

  Released earlier this month, and perfectly timed with Halloween, is the storybook 'vinylette' Trucker Tits: So Much For The Scenic Route written by Jeff Shelton (The Mack/Party Girls) and illustrated by Jeremy Grizzle.
  The storybook is a 10 page account of 3 stoners on a road trip through (of all places) Florida who find themselves hunted down by maniacs after car trouble leaves them stranded in gator territory.
   The storybook is 7" x 7" black and white paperback and also contains a blood red 7" vinyl compilation record (in the Louisville standard RPM of 33 1/3) containing 6 songs that correspond to the scenes in the book, reminiscent of the cleverness of indie-rock's glory days in the 1990s where storybook 7"s and themed 7" compilations reined supreme (See Dame Darcy & The Cocktails "Tardvark" and Simple Machines 'Working Holiday' 7" Series ) which may account for so many cameos by 1990s veteran rockers on the 7" including members from King Kong, Evergreen, Cinderblock, and The Party Girls.
  The 7'' itself is a beautiful blood marble with 6 tracks (including a digital download with 3 bonus tracks). The stand out tracks include the incredibly catchy title track by King Kong (which begs the question is Ethan Buckler working on a new release since 2007's Buncha Beans?), 2 beautiful tracks by Lucky Eyes (by husband and wife duo Paul and Amber Oldham), and 'The Ballad of Trucker Tits'  performed by the author, Jeff Shelton, under the name Eyeball and is classic Shelton with an even mix of folk rock and brass knuckles with just the right amount of genius mixed in with the blood and bruises.
  In all Trucker Tits is a uniquely bizarre concept executed  with detail and care by some of the longest standing Louisville music and culture champions still willing to put in the time and effort.
Trucker Tits page 6 illustration 

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