The Ypsitucky Rustbelt Revival!
Grateful Dead haters, Belgian serial killers and homemade chicken coops
Published: June 29, 2011
Black Jake is still visibly pissed. "It was an annoying thing," he says. "It was this local thing but it was really contentious. I hate it when somebody's got a good idea, and then some overbearing bastard comes in and ruins it because of their own hang-ups. It got us all riled."
Oh, well. The band got a great song, "The Ypsitucky Rustbelt Revival," out of the whole experience. That's what they do — they're given lemons and they make a tobacco pipe and moonshine. They're passionate, rowdy and a shit-tons of fun. Besides, how many other bands do you know who write songs about their chickens?
Black Jake & The Carnies' Sundry Mayhems album is out now. They play Small's in Hamtramck on July 22. Visit blackjakeandthecarnies.com for more.
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