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Shootin' Pains

Rank #136 US Austin, TX Americana / Punk / Alt.Country


Bio: Shootin' Pains was formed in 2000 by members of noteworthy Austin bands– Shoulders, the Dicks, the Punkaroos, and Swine King. Mark Kenyon realized he and his bandmates had a growing batch of songs which didn't fit in with the punk rock bands with which they had been playing. He teamed up with som... See Full Bio

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“Nothing’s held sacred on the Shootin’ Pains sophomore LP, Pray Like Crazy. The local quintet unloads scathing country parodies that take on everything from religion to Big Oil to your cell phone. But that’s what you might expect from a twang group that includes two former members of formidable punk icons the Dicks - Buxf Parrott on banjo and Pat Deason on drums. The songs are hilarious, dark, and shot through with rotgut whiskey, the odd juxtaposition of familiar folk and country melodies with scathing contempt serving to accentuate everything that’s wrong with contemporary society. From the opening line of “Half Pint” (“There was a time when I was down on my luck, no fortune no fame and I just didn’t give a fuck”) delivered over a dark gypsy rhythm, it’s clear the Shootin’ Pains don’t really give a shit what you think.”
—  Austin Sound
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    Great songs and production, also a very interesting blend of genres! I really enjoyed visiting!
  • www.johnhasnip.com (Artist) www.johnhasnip.com
    Listening to ,I aint got time and its a marvelous tune,loved it guys,nice job.
  • BadgerStatic (Artist) BadgerStatic
    Nice Work!
  • Naked Singularity (Artist) Naked Singularity
    Love your sound and attitude!
  • Lord Of Spirits (Artist) Lord Of Spirits
    Spectacular Work ~Very Well Done ~ Best Regards ~ Sean
  • bikerbob (Artist) bikerbob
    The weekend's over and I'm as "Drunk as Hell"...nice work.....bb.
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