For safety's sake, please consider all links herein either nsfw or potentially offensive*
Let's Have a Shambles!
with the Country Teasers
Formed somewhere in Scotland in 1993 around one Ben Wallers
, the Country Teasers forged an unusual contrast between acerbic lyrics
, trash punk twang, and honest affect(at)ion
of country-western tropes
. They were also equal opportunity offenders, their songs frequently featuring seemingly misanthropic, misogynistic,
and even racist
lyrics. But despite their affrontive controversy, perhaps they aren't quite so easy to dismiss
Though rarely does he give in-person interviews
, Mr. Wallers will, when confronted, defend his "schlock tease,"
though not without characteristic aplomb
Although the Country Teasers are pretty much dead, their extensive discography
has plenty of noteworthy diversions
Some albums to start with are 1996's Satan Is Real Again or Feeling Good About Bad Thoughts
, 1999's Destroy All Human Life
, and 2006's Back to the Future
Mr. Wallers continues to release new records under the moniker The Rebel
. A number of Teaser records were released on In The Red records
*Although if you do find it offensive, I'd simply request considering if that is perhaps the point.
posted by SomaSoda
on Nov 9, 2011 -