You Should Have Picked Us!

RECEIVED Mon., Dec. 8, 2003

Dear Editor,
    I was surprised and dismayed to see the Foggy Mountain Cop Killin' Boyz 2003 release, Horse Drugs and Texas Know-How (Roadhelmet Records), omitted from your best of Texas list. Because the FMCKB does not hang out at the Hole in the Wall with certain myopic music writers or cry rainbow-colored tears over the closing of the Armadillo, it's not surprising that they have never been mentioned in your paper. They're too busy shooting seagulls and snorting Oxycontin aboard the Sultan of Brunei's yacht when not rocking the tits off every nubile coed west of the international date line.
    Horse Drugs and Texas Know-How has been a critical and commercial success and set the bar high in the Turbo Gangster-Country genre. These Texans (and Mexicans) have resurrected the true outlaw soul of country and unleashed it as a rock anthem guaranteed to elicit envy in men, lust in women, and a collective raised middle finger to the mediocrity and banality so prevalent in today's musical landscape. In short, they have rodgered the ear hole of a generation.
    Your re-education begins here and now at Believe what you see instead of seeing what you believe.
BJ Steubine
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