Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Wild World of Haze Adkins

On April 25, 2005, Elvis Hasil Adkins died at the age of 67. The youngest of 10 children he grew up dirt poor in a tar paper shack. Depressed and hyperactive, he attended school a total of 4 days in his life. Hasil was a one man band who claimed to know 9000 songs, 7000 of which he wrote himself. He was known to exagerate.
"Recurring themes in Adkins' work include love, heartbreak, "hunchin'", police, death, decapitation, hot dogs, aliens, and chickens. Adkins often noted in interviews that his primary heroes and influences were Hank Williams Sr., Jimmie Rodgers, Little Richard, and Col. Harlan Sanders, the inventor of Kentucky Fried Chicken." - Wikipedia.
You might think you're not interested. You're wrong. He might have been one of the giants of rock'n roll. The tubes start off a little bizarre, but that's only fitting. Hang in there. If you aren't completely satisfied we will double your money back (the standard Oakwood guarantee). Many thanks to Rev Dick for the heads up on Haze.




Time well spent,eh?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Less time
More well
yah

Hazel Dickens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z23arwkwC7c&feature=related

Gunnar Berg said...

For those who want to listen to the broken link posted above, try this:
http://tinyurl.com/hazel-dickens

Justine Nicholas Valinotti said...

The man is a genius.

Paul Patzkowsky said...

I can't say that I don't like Hasil. He's interesting. Does he grow on you? ;-)

Gunnar Berg said...

Like a large carbuncle on your taint.