Ten Wheels for Jesus
Australia's Beasts of Bourbon (even the name suggests great things to come) have lurched across the landscape with an evil brew of blues-infested psychobilly/rock with success as mixed as their drinks over the past three decades. They caught my (memory) eye because I was concerned that things were getting a little, you know, fey and secondly because I distinctly remember hearing their, frankly, epic single Ten Wheels for Jesus and thinking, what was that?
The lyrics, (penned by Elvis Hitler, originally, but t'was the Beasts' version I heard) which is why we're all here, kiddies, are just a dream and a long way from Paddy Prefab's angst. We're a broad church, here.
"Well I drive down the Highway of Darkness
I shall fear no evil
Because the lord is by my side
Even at the roadhouse with a burger and fries...
... and a can of beer
But a man can not live on beer alone
So I go to church
And when I go to church I pray
Because I've got 15 different kinds of diseases
And I pray
I pray for
I pray for
Ten wheels for Jesus"