With the release of their DEBUT album, the line in the sand has been drawn; it is time to round up the ignorant and the ignoble. Hard Country's fiercest line-up--Jon Langford (Mekons), Dean Schlabowske (Wreck, Dollar Store), Tom Ray (The Bottle Rockets), Steve Goulding (Mekons, Poi Dog Pondering, Graham Parker), and Tracy Dear (The World's Greatest Living Englishman)--has forged 14 songs designed to make any last stand one helluva party. A perfect excuse to raise your glass and curse your boss.
What do a bunch of limey punks have to do with country music? Let's let Herr Langford answer: "It's so direct and honest, it's almost painful... All the songs are about sex and death and drinking. If you listen to early George Jones, it's simple, three-chord stuff where the subject is everyday life... It could be the Buzzcocks."
Features such now famous manifestos as "Plenty Tough, Union Made," and "Too Sweet To Die." Pick it up and yell along, because, like us, you're mad as hell and you're not gonna take it anymore!!!
"Any true Mekons fan will recognize Jon Langford's bloke bluster and speed-twang guitar runs poking out of this outfit...Redneck roots for rootsy old reds." Eric Weisbard, SPIN
"Mutant country-rock that's somewhere between a lark and a lost cause. The Wacos are capable of music more sincere and moving than they'll ever get credit for... A heart-breaker like 'If You Don't Change Your Mind' has the makings of a honky-tonk classic." Dusty Miller, Option
"The Waco Brothers play 'hard country,' which seems to mean country rock without the slightest influence from the Eagles... They do particularly well describing how alcohol can help with crushed aspirations." Charles M Young, Playboy