Salvador Dali once mused, “There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.” Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, vocalist, guitarist
and lunatic genius at the helm of Liturgy, can certainly relate to that
I have two enduring memories of singer
Erika Wennerstrom and Heartless Bastards. The first unfolded in 2005
when I experienced the band’s live power for the first time at Austin,
Texas’ South by Southwest festival.
From the very start, Heartless Bastards
made it clear they weren’t interested in reinventing the Blues/Classic
Rock wheel, just riding it as far and as fast as humanly possible
without ever forgetting how they got where they were going and where
they came from in the first place, musically and geographically.
Musical provocateur Jon Spencer chose the
perfect handle for his new project when it was formed back in 1991 —
Blues Explosion — and it continues to accurately reflect the visceral
sound and fury emanating from his incendiary trio almost a quarter