Q: What do you get when you combine 4 parts evil genius, 1 part Delta Blues, 1 part Irish Folk, 1 part Zydeco, 1 part Johnny Cash, 1 part Leon Redbone, and 1 part Sabado Gigante Internacional in a rusty bucket all topped off with a wicked sense of humor and a bit of self-deprecation?
A: You get Rube Waddell and bucket load of musical madness and pure entertainment.
Cap’n Feedback, Reverend Wupass, Mahatma Boom Boom, and Max A. Million are the 4 musical geniuses whom serve as the base to this delightful musical concoction. Their style is best described as a rich array of earthy folk styles with whacky lyrics based on bizarre topics (Spongiform Encephalopathy).
I can’t help but think Rube Waddell’s music is some of the best damn “beer and a shot” music I’ve ever heard. While listening I can think of nothing better that I would like to do than get stinkin’ drunk, puke on my shoes, and start all over. Unfortunately, I am no longer physically capable of performing such feats (at least frequently). The suffering that follows endures longer than any pleasure received from afore mentioned acts (if you’d like to help me overcome this affliction, please send cash).
I’m sure as soon as I’m able, I’ll crank this eclectic collection at my next party. It will fit in well with any party mix on my iPod. I’m sure it will go great with some Jimmy Buffet, a couple Van Morrison tunes and a couple of crazy techno tunes (to get the chicas to dance).
Frankly, not everyone is going to appreciate Rube Waddell. They are to music what Monty Python is comedy; only the brightest and the best will get it. That’s why I refer to them as evil geniuses. They are base yet sophisticated. They appeal to the lowest common denominator in an Encyclopaedia Brittanica sort of way.