Jeff Moody
Stripwax

HURRY UP AND BUY THIS RECORD (!!!)

By - Oct 22nd, 2011 04:00 am
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Jeff Moody stripwaxI’ve got a few things to say about this self-titled elpee from Oakland California’s Hurry Up Shotgun, so lemme just ramble here…

Somehow, and don’t ask me to quantify this, but somehow, Hurry Up Shotgun’s traditional (yet super fresh sounding) song structures throw my brain and I back to the seventies, when everything was hairy and smelled like gasoline. I haven’t figured out why as of this writing, but I believe I could play this for some friends my age who gave up on listening to anything new twenty years ago (at least) and score Hurry Up Shotgun a few new fans. Their music in this current batch o’ tunes FEEL like they are NOT OF THIS TIME, which is to say, these songs do not fit into any current genre bin. Hurry Up Shotgun STANDS ALONE.

Austin Pitts’ guitar playing abilities are STAGGERING. I hear Roger Miller No Man-era shredding, and I know that’s not congruent with my previous seventies statement, but there you have it.

Austin Pitts is one hella howler, completely congruent with my previous seventies statement. Had he been around back then when COCK ROCK WAS KING and flashy vocal gymnasts were all the rage, Pitts would’ve found himself at the epicenter of an old-fashioned major label bidding war. Every day would’ve rained hookers and coke on him, forever and ever, amen.

Austin Pitts would’ve turned all major solo deals down, would’ve kept his bandmates Craig Eastman (on bass) and Adam Kayne (on drums) and found an even bigger record deal, although the label would’ve made them shorten their name to “Shotgun.” They would’ve been initially forced to tour with Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot, but they would’ve survived that indignity and gone on to be SUPERSTARS, and you never would’ve had yer ears filled with loose shit like Journey or REO Speedwagon. Ever.

Also, Hurry Up Shotgun sounds like California. Again, don’t ask me to explain, just hurry up and buy this record. If you think I’m wrong about any of this, let me know.

(But you won’t, cuz I’m not.)

Categories: Rock, Stripwax

0 thoughts on “Stripwax: HURRY UP AND BUY THIS RECORD (!!!)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    hello friend, we dont know each other but i know you know good music! thank you for this honor. I must say that im a little overwhelmed and touched by your review of the album and of my ability. coke and hookers amen! your newest fan-Austin PItts

  2. Anonymous says:

    You will never have another show with us (MH) again. How ungrateful and arrogant can one be. Good Luck Mr. Shotgun… in my book it’s “MR. SHITGUN” you have better get much more ammunition before you talk down to the above mentioned bands and I don’t think your .. record company… (what a joke)… Forced you into playing with these groups… Man you got lots to learn dude…Mr. Pitts… You may soon even claim your better than Clayton or Beck… Don’t you think it’s time to change your guitar strings and attitude … You amazing rock God !!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Holy shit. You doodz are still alive? OMGLOL

  4. Anonymous says:

    LOL!! Dude from MH got offended by your make believe world! Like, took it serious and shit; that’s ridiculous hilarious! Good review, that record is way good.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Bobby. Bobby, Bobby,Bobby. My therapist said that your comment is the best underhanded complement ever! See you at the Lilith fair! Love- Austin Pitts xo

  6. Anonymous says:

    With out Molly hatchet there would not be a hurry up shotgun. Thank you ms.hatchet!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Here I thought that I was totally making up a story, but because Bobby Ingram Googles “Molly Hatchet” every morning, I find out through him that YOU ACTUALLY PLAYED DATES WITH MOLLY HATCHET! My apologies to all involved. I don’t know why that never came up in my research. And geez, if any of you thirty five or so ex-members of Blackfoot end up reading this, sorry. I always dug yer harmonica player.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Flamethrower Guy is an idiot, real flame throwers have much greater range and use jellied fuel so when it is used, the flaming jellied fuel sticks to the target.

  9. Anonymous says:

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