Russ T. Nutz is not for the faint of heart. The band’s “X-rated honkey-tonk” is many things: obviously satirical, intentionally crude and universally offensive. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
It’s hard to tell where the joke ends and reality begins with Mr. Nutz, and it’s equally difficult to know whether to laugh or be appalled by its antics. Much of the band’s catalog aims simply to shock and get a rise out of the audience. However, one could argue that tracks like “Black, White or Gay” — which includes lyrics and slurs that are reprehensible at face value — actually contain a backhanded message of tolerance, albeit hidden within the inflammatory rhetoric and satirical context. It’s murky water, no doubt, but Russ walks the line with seeming ease. Maybe the band has a special knack for pushing things just far enough, or maybe it just doesn’t give a damn. Either way, the endless shenanigans certainly keep the audience guessing.
As one might suspect, nothing about Russ T. Nutz can be taken at face vaule. Here’s what we do know (sort of):
• The band recorded its first album, Banned in Forty States, in 2006.
• Russ T Nutz claims to have toured Japan extensively for the past six years (we’re more than skeptical of this assertion).
• Bassist Adam Kowalski and frontman Russell T Nuz appeared on a recent episode of Judge Karen’s Court, performing a song and settling an alleged dispute over monies spent on a free range chicken farm.
• The band stars in its own Youtube web series.
• BJKP is the subject of a short documentary film, You can find it on Youtube.
• Live performances feature a chorus of “hillbilly” puppet backup singers.
• The band’s merch table consists of random flea market finds, hastily stenciled with BJKP in spray paint (haggling over price is encouraged).
• Mr Nutz has used a number of aliases for the band, including “Blue Jeans and Khaki Pants,” “Deep Dickman and the Corn whole Shufflers” and “Johnny Foodstamp and the EBT All-Stars.”
2014----Russ T Nutz Spent the last 2 years producing Records for bands such as The Punknecks, Sex Knuckle, Logan Mason, Prick Bigot, Clit Spliter, Soldiers Heart, The Frenchbroad Playboys and The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown. He returns this year with an new album "Tight Butts and Dirty C#nts" in barking on a nation wide tour to turn some heads and beds.
2012----Russ T Nutz is in the process of recording their second album playing select shows around the southeast.
2011----Russ T Nutz hits the road on a 50 date NATIONWIDE tour in support of their new EP: Truckstop Rapeshack, featuring their hit single "Down to FUCK". All the while making their nationally syndicated television debut as the most popular episode on the new season of Judge Karens Court!
2010----Blue Jeans & Khaki Pants made their stateside debut with their aptly titled "Banned In Forty States". Following their wild commercial successes and constant touring of Japan the last 6 years, the group rebanded and decided that America was (almost) ready for the most rude and crude country album to be released in years. Pulling no punches, the group is making a name for itself with its sometimes witty, sometimes dark, but always fucked up rockin' country stylings. Remember, this is not your grandparent's country!! Rated XXX for content, we recommend this "family night" entertainment for anyone living in sin, a single wide, or making their living cruising the local truck stop parking lot.