Wrong Crowd! / Wheels on Fire
- Categories: Rock
- Event posted: May 20, 2009
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
Wrong Crowd! is the new project from the Kansas City band formerly known as The Black Tarantulas. The group's throwback garage rock recalls reverby acts like The Sonics as well as contemporaries like King Khan and The Black Lips.
Wheels on Fire represents Athens. Ga., and the Fat Possum Records crew. With no bass player, the band's rhythm section relies instead on primal drumbeats and wailing keys to build a frenzied scream. Singers Mike Chaney and John Garris add to the howling with their blistering guitars as they sing songs about sex, UFOs, and the teenage blues. Honing their live shows in support of acts such as The Reigning Sound, Wheels on Fire has emerged as a bloodletting rock'n'roll machine.