“The Nervebreakers began life as a cover band doing avant' garde songs from the sixties. The Nervebreakers first big break came when they opened for the Ramones in 77 & for the Sex Pistols at The Longhorn Ballroom in 78, and a photo of Barry made it into the March 79 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine.”
“T. Tex Edwards?... yeah, pass me that bottle and I’ll tell you what I know about Tex...
Tex has one of those timeless faces and a rich, breathy country baritone, the likes of which are all too rare these days. A little unsavory too... And it all sounds mighty fine.”
The Next Big Thing #21
“TEX EDWARDS - a native Texan as his name suggests - It's the jugular that Tex is aiming for with this record as he gleefully sinks his teeth into 13 tales of murder and love gone bad... Tex Rocks, moan and hallucinates his way into your heart with a sound that's as big as the great outdoors... ”
“ But before anyone had ever heard the term "alt country," a band of misfits called T. Tex Edwards & Out on Parole released Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill in 1989, consisting of honky-tonk tales of crime and psychosis.
The sound definitely is lo-fi — tinny even — but Pardon Me is a real kick”
The New Mexican/Santa Fe
“Rather oddly, I came across two reviews of the original release (Sympathy For The Record Industry,1989), one of which complained that Edwards played it for laughs, the other that it was too serious. Personally, I’d split the difference and say he, with Out On Parole, gets it just about right.”
Third Coast Magazine
“Pardon Me, I've Got Someone to Kill (a Paycheck song) is a novelty album & one that is done exceptionally well. All the songs, from Leon Payne's 'Psycho' to Porter Wagoner's 'The Rubber Room,' are major lynchpins in the cult of 'psycho country', and the performances are thoroughly entertaining. ”
NOVELTY ROCK EMPORIUM blog
“14 tales about drinkin',cheatin', killin', and prison, Tex and his band deliver a suitably proficient, if at times shambolic, peformance throughout...By way of a bonus, the cd is almost worth purchasing for the cover, a wonderfully sleazy drawing by Austin artist Bob Frye. ”
“While this record is certainly de rigeur listening for late night booze and drug fueled parties, it's also a blast to listen to just about any other time.
These guys clearly had a lot of fun making this record, and it's infectious.”
“A well curated selection of covers featuring violently deranged tunes... The opening verse of the title track epitomizes Tex’s “can he be serious?” vocal style: a little growl, a throatful of twang, and a gulped-back tear or two help the troubadour get across the mixed emotions...”
SAN ANTONIO CURRENT
“New Rose Story 1980 - 2000
T. Tex Edwards & Out on Parole uses the amplifier's tremolo setting to give his guitar a deep twang on the country-ish The Girl On Death Row. Like many of the best songs in this box set, this one makes my faves list because of the lyrics, and the story they tell. ”
New Sound Review
“The Loafin' Hyenas emerged out of LA putting together a strange, murky thoroughably enjoyable concoction of Blues/Garage/Rockabilly/fiddle-fueled Country long before the incredibly depressing "No Depression" trend, Texas Terri covered their killer original, "If Looks Could Kill..”
BAND OF THE WEEK blog
“An amazing Tex Edwards/Click Mort production, the Loafin' Hyenas gave us some of the gnarliest, crawling punk rock, with guitars twanging, basses thumbing, drums banging and Tex's deep howl is keeping everyone and everything else around him in a safe distance (let's say a 100-miles range). ”
Lost In Tyme
“LOAFIN HYENAS (New Rose, 1990)
Guitarist of the Cramps (Click Mort), bassist of the Gun Club (the late Rob Ritter, also in 45 Grave), a country singer (T. Tex Edwards): added the three factors, the result is a small masterpiece of country-blues in salsa punk. Spectacular.
splinder blog, ITALY
“I have to admit the first time I saw Thom "Tex" Edwards perform with his band, the Swingin'Comflake Killers, he was a bit frightening...But to meet the man behind the mask of intoxication is a whole other story, a rather soft-spoken man with plenty of insight & a clear idea of what makes him happy.”
“T. Tex Edwards plays a sort of muted, grungy cowpunk psychobilly on Up Against the Floor... It's not as avowedly strange and wild as much such stuff in this genre. It's eccentric, but not quite novelty fare. It's got a love for trashy lowlife, but it's not too in-your-face about it. ”
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