What Son’s of Hercules don’t know aint gonna hurt ’em

Rock is not always pretty. Rock often crawls out from a sweaty, dirty place in the unglamorous depths of depravity. The Sons Of Hercules play rock like it’s still dangerous, like there’s going to be hell to pay. This is the polar opposite of today’s inoculated mainstream. This is balls out rock played by five San Antonio, Texas music vets who sound rather like The Stooges jamming with Lynyrd Skynyrd at AC/DC’s house. Play loud with beer.

The Sons Of Hercules
“Brain Dead” (download mp3)
from “A Different Kind of Ugly”
(Saustex Media)
Brain Dead (play)
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The Service Industry’s Industrial Strength Service

The Service Industry – “This Town Makes My Skin Crawl” mp3

Outstanding power pop from Austin’s The Service Industry. Sounds like a pissed off Beach Boys spent the weekend rocking out with The Byrds and The Clash. Extraordinary musicality and big-as-the-sky vocal harmonies immediately announce a band of real talent, and I have never heard a negative point made oh so joyously. I suppose that’s to be expected from a group that lists among its many influences: Woodie Guthrie, Jimmy Carter, Sri Chinmoy and Bela Bartok! This is exactly the kind of work I’m talking about when I say there is a wealth of gr8 under-discovered music right under our noses in the vast and tangled Interwebs.

The Service Industry
“This Town Makes My Skin Crawl” (mp3)
from “Calm Down”
(Saustex Media)

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The Sons of Hercules – “Brain Dead” mp3

The Sons of Hercules – “Brain Dead” mp3

Rock is not dead. It is brain dead. The Sons Of Hercules understand the power of not understanding. The subtle genius of retardation. The mastery which flows from lobotomous guitars, beer soaked vocals, and swaggering drum beats. As The Stooges demonstrated in the late 60’s, for a certain kind of rock, dumb is smart. From their “A Different Kind of Ugly” album, I give you, The Sons Of Hercules from San Antonio, Texas, performing “Brain Dead”. Gr8 stupid fun.

The Sons Of Hercules
“Brain Dead” (mp3)
from “A Different Kind of Ugly”
(Saustex Media)

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Rocking out with The Sons Of Hercules

The Sons Of Hercules – “Brain Dead”

Rock is not dead. It is brain dead. The Sons Of Hercules understand the power of not understanding. The subtle genius of retardation. The mastery which flows from lobotomous guitars, beer soaked vocals, and swaggering drum beats. As The Stooges demonstrated in the late 60’s, for a certain kind of rock, dumb is smart. From their “A Different Kind of Ugly” album, I give you, The Sons Of Hercules from San Antonio, Texas, performing “Brain Dead”. Gr8 stupid fun.

The Sons Of Hercules
“Brain Dead” (mp3)
from “A Different Kind of Ugly”
(Saustex Media)

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