Speedtrucker Mutherfucker!  

smartnfun1961 56M
36 posts
1/29/2006 12:46 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Speedtrucker Mutherfucker!

What fun. Just got in from the last ever performance by Speedtrucker. The place was wall-to-wall people; the band was crazy, and the crowd was absolutely nuts. Great fun.

Who's Speedtrucker? Glad you asked. They were a Texas band that sported themselves as a country group (Taco-style Cowboy hats, etc.). But don't be fooled. These guys love, among others, Van Halen, and they play a type of county that is more rock-n-roll than a lot of rock bands. So the music is a truly interesting blend of country influence with hard rock; a unique Texas music product.

"Speedtrucker" is the greatest name for a band I've ever heard. Seriously. Why do I say this? Because this band developed a back-and-forth with the audience that was an contagious as chickenpox: in between songs, the lead singer would shout out "Speedtrucker" and the whole audience would scream in response with "Mutherfucker" (yes, I know the spelling is wrong, but that's the way they spelled it on their t-shirts). People enjoyed screaming this so much a psychologist could only conclude that it is somehow cathartic. And these weren't' kids, either. Whatever it was, you only had to hear the back-and-forth once to learn it, and then the rest of the night you could join in the screaming fun.

Sadly, however, the band has broken up. Tonight was it. Seems that holding bands together is even harder than holding marriages together (After all, you have more people involved. . .).

So, Mutherfucker!, goodbye Speedtrucker. Thanks for the great music and the fun shows. Bands like you are why going to local venues remains the best music experience around.

rm_vintagepinup 46F
1 post
2/12/2006 4:17 pm

It's great to see there is someone else on this site who will miss Hank and the boys..................I know I will.

SecretKeeperr 49F
56 posts
2/25/2006 12:32 am

Some things never whispered
Are never heard

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