Faux Ferocious' Playlist Offers Insight Into the Band's Disorienting Sound

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After a rigorous year of booking shows around town and with a new EP, A Thousand Trucks, available for download, Knoxville’s Faux Ferocious seem poised to spread their short and punchy pop-rock style to audiences across state lines. By sharing what they’ve been listening to lately, the members of the band provide some insight into their disorienting and appealing sound.

Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm

King Cobra: The Chicago Sessions (Fuel 2000, 2004)

Ike does it best. He has the nicest hair on the cover of this album, complemented by a beautiful sunburst Stratocaster. Songs about high-school love, unstoppable grooves, acne-inducing falsetto, gut-wrenching baritone. I like to listen to this in bubble baths and sing the way Cory Haim sings “Ain’t Got No Home” by Clarence “Frogman” Henry in The Lost Boys. (Guitarist/keyboardist Terry Kane)

The Flatlanders

More a Legend Than a Band (Rounder, 1990)

Pure, unadulterated country music, sung by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, the guy who plays Smokey in The Big Lebowski. The musical saw on every song of the album can make you feel like a bird in shallow water. It has been a struggle lately to not play it. (Guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Phillips)

Cotton Jones

Daytrotter Session (Daytrotter, 2009)

Personally I don’t think it’s anyone’s business why I like Cotton Jones. I mean, maybe it’s because he is really tall, though I’m not sure if he is or not. (Drummer Reid Cummings)

The Gories

I Know You Fine, But How You Doin’ (New Rose, 1990)

The term “garage rock” might apply to this Detroit band, if it weren’t for the fact that they have little or no interest in garages or structures of any kind. (Bassist Dylan Palmer)

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