Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
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Nine Pound Hammer
Nine Pound Hammer first played at The Ross Theater, opening for the Xtian rap group, The Disciples Of Decadence, in nearby Evansville, Indiana, with drummer Toby Myrig, David Epperson, and bassist Brian (Forrest) Payne, in 1984. David and Brian left, and Bart Altman, thunderstick man from The Disciples Of Decadence, joined on bass. This lineup played locally in Owensboro, Kentucky and Evansville Indiana, garnering a very loyal following before relocating to Lexington, Kentucky as the Raw Recruits. The band then changed their name to The Black Sheep and became the house band at Great Scott's Depot. Darren Howard replaced Toby, and the band became Nine Pound Hammer again. The name of the band is taken from the Merle Travis song Nine Pound Hammer.
Brian Moore (Active Ingredients) and Rob Hulsman (Tarbox Ramblers) joined on bass and drums in 1988, just before recording the band's first LP, The Mud, The Blood, and The Beers.
The band has six full-length albums and several EPs.
In 2005, Nine Pound Hammer was asked to pen a theme song and lyrics for 12 oz. Mouse, a new Adult Swim animated series showing on America's Cartoon Network. Singer Scott Luallen also appears in the series as the voice actor for the character Roostre. More recently, they were featured on Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Colon the Soundtrack with the track «Carl's Theme,» in which the lyrics play off of the character «Carl» and one of his lines in ATHF.
— Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders
The sound Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders make is like the last 75 years of rock 'n' roll blues country punk and folk combined. Their music is both «younger than yesterday» and «older than the hills». A truly great band!
For over twenty years, THE LAZY COWGIRLS were the undisputed kings of Los Angeles underground Rock 'n' Roll, releasing countless singles and albums for labels such as Sympathy For the Record Industry, Crypt, Bomp!, and Gearhead. Wayne Coyne, of The Flaming Lips, called them an «American Institution». The Cowgirls may be no more, but their founder, vocalist and songwriter, Pat Todd, has released his third full-length album with The Rankoutsiders entitled «14th & Nowhere…”. Produced and engineered by former Sparks guitarist, Earle Mankey (The Cramps, Concrete Blonde, The Beach Boys, Possum Dixon), the album reflects the diversity of American Rock 'n' Roll, from the opening track “Carryin’ A Torch” to heartfelt laments like „The Ambulance is Here“; love, hope, sex, death, betrayal, renewal- it’s all here. Pat Todd’s songwriting is an road map that leads back to the self- an existential longing to reside in the aesthetics of self-creation. Some call it art, others the blues, soul, country, rock ‘n’ roll- Keith and Mick live there; so do Ronnie, Johnny, Gram, and Hank. These are songs of the road less traveled, so you don’t have to…
“Pat Todd is a true American Original. Raw real and passionate – that’s what I think of when I hear the name, Pat Todd. The Rankoutsiders project continues his tradition of delivering the goods to the people who need ‘em! And boy, do we need Mr. Todd and his Rankoutsiders, now more than ever.”
-Eddie Spaghetti, The Supersuckers
»This is my last stand, you know, 'til I'm dead," Todd says without a trace of pathos. «I'm actually more inspired and have a lot more hunger now than I did way back then. And whether I'm any good or not, I always say, that's not the point.» He smiles. «I've gotten better. That's the main thing you should just try to do: grow and get better.»
-Pat Todd Profile,
City Beat Magazine 2008
— Exploding Lies