Uncle Scratch’s Gospel Revival

Blk Tygr was play­ing again at the Beach­land last night, so I went and heard one of their new songs. It was an odd bill for them, since all the oth­er acts were rock­a­bil­ly asso­ciates. I par­tic­u­lar­ly enjoyed Uncle Scratch’s Gospel Revival. Their act is just as cog­ni­tive­ly dis­so­nant as their band name. For instance, one of their songs is called “I Banged a Sin­ner;” and they would talk about Jer­ry Fal­well being in hell, read one of his ridicu­lous quotes and then sur­pris­ed­ly say “Oh, but that’s true.” They remind­ed me a big of Fat Possum’s Bob Log III, what with their singing into CB mics and gen­er­al duct-tape and gump­tion play­ing style. The drum kit was basi­cal­ly a portable junk yard. At one point a hefty chunk of the cym­bal fell off.

You can lis­ten to a few of their songs here, but for some rea­son only the last one will down­load for me.

I also had a deep-fried PBJ while I was there.

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  • It’s a fried PBJ sam­mich. It looked like he was mak­ing it from scratch, and I’m assum­ing it was bat­tered at least enough to keep the PBJ from ooz­ing out.

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