I see it hangin' ...hangin' in the air, dancing in a hula skirt and a coconut brassiere. I want the pie in the sky.
-"Pie in the Sky" Shathouse Rats
What began as a simple mission to make recordings of Matt Shat's songs - which draw inspiration from spaghetti westerns, the sounds coming out of Memphis in the 50s & 60s, Henry Miller, and girls in French films - eventually morphed into Shathouse Rats. The soul punk music emanating from this two-headed monster is best described as garage rock soul birthed from a gnarly stew of Sun, Stax,...