T.Tex Edwards is a native Texan and as his name suggests he has evolved from being a Punk Rocker with his band The Nervebreakers in the late '70s to a rabid Rockabilly rebel with The Loafin’ Hyenas in the late '80s.For his first solo LP, however, Tex decided to try his hand at Psycho- Country, covering the songs of previous masters of the genre together with the brilliant Out On Parole as his backing band. He joyfully sinks his teeth into 13 tales of murder and love gone bad. It is a record that brings together a selection of Country music's bleakest moments. T. Tex Edwards & Out on Parole was really a one-shot studio project helmed by Mike Buck of the LeRoi Brothers. Essentially, Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill — the title is taken from an old Johnny Paycheck song, it is a novelty album but it is one that is done exceptionally well. All of the songs, from Leon Payne's 'Psycho' to Porter Wagoner's 'The Rubber Room,' are major lynchpins in the cult of 'psycho country' songs, and the performances are thoroughly entertaining. The album was originally released on Sympathy For The Record Industry Records (SFTRI43) sometime in 1989 but I think was later re-released by the French Record label New Rose. T.Tex also issued 'Lee Harvey Was A Friend Of Mine' as a single on SFTRI which was written by today's other featured artist below.
Homer Henderson is the self-proclaimed 'Amazing One-Man Band' he is the country version of Weird Al Yankovic, writing and singing funny songs on a number of politically incorrect subjects and he also writes anthems for all the losers, loners and little people in the world. In reality, this is only one side of his musical makeup, his output also encompasses hard Jimmy Reed-blues and electronica. Other songs written by Homer include 'Pickin' Up Beer Cans on the Highway,' 'I Want a Date With a Cowboy Cheerleader,' and 'Hillbilly Pecker'. He collaborated with the Rock writer Nick Tosches on the album ' Greatest Flops And Golden Filler'. Nick had previously written 'Hellfire' a great biography of Jerry Lee Lewis. The album itself is was probably great fun to record, with some solid music in between the laughs.
According to the Dallas Observer in 1998 his "Lee Harvey Was a Friend of Mine" may come to be remembered as the greatest song ever written, better even than Springsteen's 'Highway Patrolman.'
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