That last practice inadvertently led to the creation of The Koffin Kats, as a music video aired on a 1995 episode served as a cultural eye-opener for then 12-year-old Zac “Vic” Victor.
His introduction to Beavis and Butt-Head occurred at an impressionable age — a time when one is just beginning to learn about music outside of what one’s parents like — and when he caught the clip for Reverend Horton Heat's “Psychobilly Freakout,” it stuck with him.
Today, echoes of the Reverend’s mutated Rockabilly reverberate through his band.
Throughout high school, Victor played in Punk bands with Eric Walls, the Kats' current drummer. After graduating, Victor acquired an upright bass and joined some Rockabilly groups.
The Koffin Kats play the Southgate House Wednesday with Dr. Bombay, The Returners, Vice Tricks and Switchblade Syndicate. Go here to read Reyan Ali's full interview.
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