We’ve been siting on this mp3 for a while, and I can’t think of a valid reason. For those not in the know (or who don’t listen to the podcast), the Holy Shakes are a band based out of Hot Springs, Arkansas. They also happen to feature on vocals one Mr. Billy Spunke, former vocalist and frontman for long-running Chicago ska-punk-core-whatever-jazz band, the Blue Meanies. The band recorded a demo, and it is amazing.
Think the ebb-and-flow throbbing anger of early ’90s Amphetimine Reptile bands mixed with the snotty, focused energy of Rocket From the Crypt, Cougars or (yes) the Blue Meanies, minus the horns. It’s lean, focused rock and roll, and I hope to god some label has the good sense to pick this up and release it. If I had the money, I’d fucking release it myself. Keep an eye out for their upcoming shows at their Facebook page.