The Raunch Hands' Bigg Topp. A Real Rock'n'Roll Circus
* * *The Greatest Show on Earth * * *
* * * Can You Handle the Fireball?? * * *
Once upon a time, The Raunch Hands were the best band in the world. Nothing has changed. MIKE MARICONDA, legendary producer and the most dangerous guitar player on seven continents, now living in Austin, Texas, had an idea. He began working on his latest Rock'n'Roll Blockbuster with a team of Texas players that came to be THE STEPBROTHERS. They had already destroyed every club in Austin.. Now he had lined them up to record his Greatest Statement, a Powerhouse Odyssey of Rhythm and Soul!
But. There was something missing...
The grease, the action, the suave-as-all-git-out, kill'em all attitude of the RAUNCH HANDS!!!
Over twenty-years traveling the world with the Raunch Hands, Mariconda, with his team of MICHAEL CHANDLER on vocals and MIKE EDISON behind the drums, had developed a technique now known as THROWING THE FIREBALL. It was time to do it again.
Chandler was last seen in Brooklyn singing for his garage-gospel band CHANDLER AND THE CHASERS. Edison had been working in Manhattan as a pornographer, and traveling France and Spain with his outer-space blues band the EDISON ROCKET TRAIN. Mariconda sent them plane tickets and summoned them with these instructions:
Come to Austin. IT IS TIME TO THROW THE FIREBALL.
The result is THE RAUNCH HANDS' BIGG TOPP, a shocking dose of Rock'n'roll, Soul, Twang, and Power. It is more than a just a record, it is a Party Out of Control, a Biological Dirty Bomb, the The First Great Rock'n'Roll Statement of the 21st Century!!!
Says Mariconda: "There was no way I could make the best rock'n'roll record of all time without Chandler and Edison. Science has yet to find a substitute. Hide the women and children, The Raunch Hands are back."
Get ready for eleven tracks of uncensored, overwhelmingly filthy grooves! "Second Hand Man" rips and shreds with brutal slide guitar! "The Sophisticated Screw" twists and turns with criminal sex appeal! "Mojo Hannah" is Crescent City Second Line played with the ferocity of a hurricane!!!
DO NOT PLAY THIS RECORD UNLESS YOU CAN HANDLE THE FIREBALL.
THE RAUNCH HANDS ARE BACK IN THE BIG TENT.
THE RAUNCH HANDS' BIGG TOPP. THIS CIRCUS IS BAD.
Raunch Hands Bigg Topp "Feel It" out NOW!
Kind of Humpers/ Lazy Cowgirls in a greasy, swaggering way. Based in roots and early rock, this album is a plain good ol’ time with a moonshine bottle and sleazy chicks who like to party after hours. –Jessica Thiringer (Licorice Tree)
Under The Volcano-
Jeez, when was the last release by Crypt Records alumni THE RAUNCH HANDS? I can't remember, but they're still (back?) at it and there's no trace of mellowness, progressiveness, emo-icity, or any of the other dreaded afflictions that sometimes set in with old hands. Nope, they are holding true to the Rock Salute! (DD)
MP3 samples from "Feel It"!