Strap in for the Cowpunk Ballad of T. Tex Edwards
The 'Breakers one big song was "My Girlfriend Is a Rock," which actually made some waves on radio in San Francisco, Boston and a few other cities. But it wasn't enough to keep the band together.
Edwards eventually formed another dangerous band in Austin in 1984 called Out On Parole but, in spite of some favorable critical notice for their 1989 album Pardon Me, I've Got Someone To Kill, he and his conspirators again found little beyond musical anonymity except in some in-the-know punk circles. Packed with titles like "L.S.D. Made a Wreck Out of Me" and over-the-top covers of Leon Payne's Houston classic "Psycho" and Porter Waggoner's spooky "Rubber Room," the album didn't make much of a dent, but was reissued as a CD by Saustex in 2007.
Edwards comes to town Saturday as the entertainment part of this weekend's "Carnival of Ink" graphics fair. The Hancock Brothers open.
Edwards will have plenty of heavy firepower behind him in his band, Purple Stickpin, comprised of guitarists Davy Jones and Tom Trusnovic of Hickoids fame, Le Roi Brothers bassist Pat Collins, and drummer John Belley, whose father was guitarist in garage-rock hitmakers the Human Beinz.
10 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main.
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