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As the legend of The Hot Rails would have it, frontman Ken Janssen wandered from the mountains of Southern Illinois to the deserts of Oregon to the open ranges of our nations's capital.. From the jungles of Central England to the frozen tundra of Northern Italy until returning to the rain forests of the north shore. There, the meaning of his existence was revealed to him by a beautiful woman...with eight legs...and snakes for hair -to ensure that mankind goes out in style.
Janssen, the laziest man in show business, recruited four superheroes of rock to drink beer, make records and hopefully teach a few hipsters that it's ok if you Don't take yourself to seriously.
The Hot Rails have somehow managed to bring their booze-addled antics down to DIY SXSW 2008 and 2010, with regional tours threatening to drive audiences and the band themselves to the brink of deafness if not annihilation. They've also taken the burgeoning Cleveland Scuzz Rock scene by storm, playing sold out shows with a wide variety of acts from Ted Leo to Gil Mantera's Party Dream; LA Guns to The Electric 6 and from Mooney Suzuki to Fastball.
These fellas are by no means rubes, as their history accounts – they’ve all been well trained inside and outside the art of ROCK,
Look to the Hot Rails for The High Spark Of Low Brow