I want you now on a silver platter
December 8, 2007 2:29 PM Subscribe
posted by nola (24 comments total)
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is the stage name of Stuart Daniel Baker. The persona is "dark parody of the country western stars from the early/mid 20th century."
according to a Wikipedia entry. Playing this archetype his songs expose the often misogynistic, and violent life between the lines of "Old school country artists".
While Hinson often states "Rock is straight from hell"
his live shows are 100% rock & roll. His act is involved to say the least, but many have enjoyed
it, Matt Groening (creator of the Simpsons and Futurama) has called his show “maniacal genius and funny as hell”.
"Rev. Horton Heat hails him as one of the best and wildest guitar pickers he’s ever seen. "
"Hank3 has artwork featuring the King’s face from “The Future is Unknown” CD tattooed on his bicep."
A legend in his own mind.
The voice of Early Cuyler on the AdultSwim show Squidbillies
"He's a sociopathic, gun-totin', ex-con redneck
(charges include three counts of murder one, 19 paternity suits and random grave-robbing offenses) who's purported to be a 400-year-old vampire. He's a former carnival geek whose midway specialties were biting the heads off "certain barnyard fowls" and lifting 50-pound weights with his tongue. He boasts many grand titles, not the least of which are "Chart-Toppin' King of Country & Western Troubadours Ordained" and, most importantly (to him), "God's Gift to the Womens." Oh, and one more thing: Unknown Hinson has previously gone on record as swearing that Hank Williams, Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles downright stole most of their hits from him. "Them boys owe me hundreds!" Unknown told a startled judge, when he himself was charged with copyright infringement