Artist Of The Week: Partying Beaumont-Style With Hellbilly Hellions The U-Joints

Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to


Here are some things that are fascinating: hell, hillbillies, hillbillies from hell, the A&E channel, movies that star hillbillies, movies that star hillbillies that like to kill people, poetry, portmanteaus, aggressive guitars and guys named "Hank."

Thankfully, The U-Joints, a hard edge country band thing, deal with all of those things. And in addition to that, they're computer saavy. And they like being interviewed. So when we hit them up to be talk about stuff, they obliged. Lucky day for us.

Hit the jump to hear some of their music, read about hellbillies, hate in one's heart and Jennifer Lopez's boobs. Winners all the way around, we suppose.

Rocks Off: First, tell us a bit about your band. Give us a 100-word rundown on the history of The U-Joints.

U-Joints, "U-Joint Boogie"

The U-Joints:

When we started this band

All we needed, needed was a laugh

Years gone by

I'd say we've kicked some ass

When I'm enraged

Or hittin' the stage

Adrenaline rushing

Through my veins

And I'd say we're still kickin' ass

RO: Okay. We love this line from your Myspace bio about one of the guys who used to be in your band: "Unfortunately Josh got married..." We trust this is the same way that Ray started his toast at Josh's wedding?

U-Joints, "Walkin' My Tab"

U: [laughs] That kinda came out wrong. We love Josh's wife. Their wedding was awesome. Her Grandma hit on me. It was mutual.

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