Puke Spit and Guts – Eat Hot Lead (Important Records) 1980. Ever see the 1980 horror movie Motel Hell? Its stars Rory Calhoun and Nancy Parsons as proprieters of a cheap rural motel somewhere in Appalachia (I think). They have a little gift shop in the motel and that is where they sell their famous sausages. The shocker is that the sausages are made from (spoiler) human flesh.
There is an amazing scene in the movie where a touring band decides to stay the night at Motel Hell. As they are driving down the highway, we see them rocking out in the back of their scuzzy 70′s Ford Econoline. It’s totally ludicrous. The song they are playing is called something like “I’m sick of you” and it is definitely punk rock.
I know what you’re thinking…biker punk? Surely Joe Stumble, you are joking. Punk rock is an urban phenomenon and it shuns blues conventions. Bikers prefer the allure of wide-open spaces and the choogle of vintage boogie-rock. So biker-punk is a contradiction.
See the one thing that the punk and biker subcultures of the 1970′s shared was a mutual penchant for nihilism. Remember…the bikers at Altamont were just as responsible for ending the 1960′s dream as The Stooges.
So your average biker rock band dug punk from a totally misanthropic perspective. There were no political opuses from biker-punk bands. There were no positive vibes to be had. They wouldn’t have called your idealistic yearnings and your heart on your sleeve melodrama “emo”. They would just call you a pussy. You woulda been their “punk” in the classical sense.
Instead…biker punk songs were about rape, incest, murder and torture with a double-dose of misogyny thrown in. All set, of course, to 3 chord sub-standard riffage with just a hint of chooglin’ boogie woogie grease.
The pinnacle of the biker punk subgenre was the 1980 classic Eat Hot Lead by Puke Spit and Guts, whose photos adorn this post. Look at these fuckers! Marie Manslaughter? Dick Head? Do I even need to comment on these two degenerates? And of course my favorite…Stuicide. What’s the deal with him?
I uploaded the whole damn LP for your enjoyment. Note how they spell rythem as well….As a preview I have added “You Ain’t Never” as a separate download. I wont give away what this tender little ditty is about. Fave line though is…”Don’t you know I got some fuckin’ class.” Listen to it. You make the call….