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Country Punks

A young band takes on the world with a swagger



he original punks were outlaws. This was a time when country music was a weapon of mass destruction and people were actually livin’. There was none of this lazy “She Thinks my Tractor’s Sexy” bullshit. Kingsley Flood kicks fresh dirt over the bare-boned angst of an older, more righteous time. The problems may have evolved a bit since then, but there’s still only one way to come out on top—sing, or bitch, about it (while having a drink). Singer Naseem Khuri’s fed-up cries will remind you of a raw, youthful Tom Petty, but the subject matter, an intelligent and honest tear through the real world, is more in line with Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood’s creed. It all comes together over a backdrop of Band regalia and breakneck acoustic shuffles. There’s even a trumpet in there. A trumpet? Now that’s punk. Wallace

Kingsley Flood “Quiet Quiet Ground” from Lunar Pictures LLC on Vimeo.