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Music: Direct From Hollywood Cemetery


Direct From Hollywood Cemetery – 6 Feet Under The Mason Dixon Line
This band broke my heart. Don’t get me wrong, I wish them all well. They had been together since high school, moved to New York as a band. I got them into The Cutting Room Studios to record their first full-length album, did all the drums by myself to a click track in 90 minutes (my personal land speed record), and then they broke up just before final mastering. Marty Key, the lead guitarist, got a gig with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and that was obviously a much bigger deal, so who wouldn’t jump at that? More power to him. 

Funny – Bowie steals Reeves from The Bentmen, and Ted Leo steals Marty from DFHC. Such is life. Reeves plays with The Cure now. Killed me, though. We did play a great show at the legendary Pyramid Lounge in NYC, and an absolutely epic show at Toad’s Place in Richmond, VA, their home town. It was one of the best times of my life, and this is one of my favorite albums in my collection.
Key tracks: Fan the Fires, Boiler Room, Sewer Rat. For fans of The Cramps, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, The Sonics, Rev. Horton Heat, The Gun Club, Daddy Long Legs.