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Plastic Seat Sweat

Southern Culture On The SkidsAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)


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Long the bards of downward mobility, Southern Culture on the Skids have always embodied a sleazy, raucous, good-natured, good-time take on the culture of the South. Recently described by Dwight Yoakam (in Filter) as "really on the outside, like Dick Dale meets Hank Thompson," SCOTS have mixed high and low culture for decades, endlessly touring, serving up moonshine martinis and ... Read more in Amazon's Southern Culture On The Skids Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 23, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: September 23, 1997
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fontana Geffen
  • ASIN: B000003TCR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,961 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Shotgun
2. Earthmover
3. Dance For Me
4. Banana Puddin'
5. 40 Miles To Vegas
6. Love-A-Rama
7. Deja Varoom
8. Country Funk
9. Strangest Ways
10. Theme From 'The Cheaters'
11. House Of Bamboo
12. Carve That Possum
13. Bonus Track

Editorial Reviews

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This is a raspberry swirl in a bran-muffin world: bad for you but too good to pass up. On their sixth album, Southern Culture on the Skids offer a tour of white-trash, Americana, hillbilly funk, B-movie instrumentals, road-kill rock--all without leaving their customized Laz-E-Boy. Southern Culture guitarist Rick Miller, bassist Mary Huff, and drummer Dave Hartman genuinely love this music, even as they mock its black-velvet trappings. The highest low points: "Banana Puddin,'" an ode to day-old desserts, and "Carve That Possum," an Uncle Dave Macon cover that sounds like an in-bred cousin of the blues. When Southern Culture move into the neighborhood, you can bet property values will plummet in reverse ratio to the elevation of your mood. --Keith Moerer

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Topped the previous album, hard to do.......... June 26, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I challenge anyone to put a SCOTS CD in their player and NOT have a good time.....can't be done. Rick Miller absolutely rocks on geetar...Mary Huff sounds as good as she looks and thats reeeeel goooood.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect album for some people... August 7, 2002
Format:Audio CD
... and I am one of those people: I am southern, I am educated, and I can appreciate the irony and humor (and culture!) that makes this album a real gem. However, even if you match that description, this album may not be for you. The musicians' talents are unquestionably solid. The lyrics are well constructed, and inventive. The sound of the album itself is rich and clear and loud. Their hillbilly rock sound is all at once real, energetic and VERY kitch, and yet can stand apart from the irony to be judged strictly on the merits of the music. I can't say enough good things about this particular album, but I can certainly understand why it wouldn't be for everyone. Those whose tastes run toward either the Top 40 set, or those whose tastes have become so cultured as to not appreciate a good chaotic riot every once in a while, I strongly suggest saving your money.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
While traveling thru the wilds of the Southwest (Plenty of country funk to go around) I found myself drifting into a road slumber -- that is until I took a hit of SCOTS. The little woman and me was flyin' with strains of "Banana Pudding" emulatin' outta the winders of the ol' mini-van. A Rockin' good time was had by all (including the cows we passed on the way!) SCOTS, when you gonna be passing Corpus Christi way?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album February 9, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I had become cautious of Amazon's reccommendations after buying several duds. I finally gave in on SCOTS and I am totally blown away. I found the songs refreshing and a complete change from the other ... that is out there on the market. Shotgun and Strangest Ways immediately caught my attenetion.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cure for Corporate Conformity June 19, 1998
Format:Audio CD
Plastic Seat Sweat is one of the greatest albums of 1997. Southern Culture on the Skids refuses to grow up and thats the way we like em. This album has it all; the quirky lyrics, funky back beats and scathing instrumentals. Its a twang-asm!! You owe it to yourself to feel Plastic Seat Sweat. Open your mind and cross your legs!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WHEN IT ALL GOES SOUTH October 15, 2011
Format:Audio CD
SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS-PLASTIC SEAT SWEAT: Boasting one of the best band names ever, SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS is what you get when you dump CREEDENCE, JOHNNY CASH, THE B52S, JAMES BURTON, THE CRAMPS, WANDA JACKSON, and TONY JOE WHITE into a blender and hit "liquify". Creature Feature flicks, kudzu, seedy moonshine runners, go-go gals, self-inked tattoos, muscle cars, and greasy junk food all figure prominently in SCOTS' plug in cheek, redneckin'-rockin'-rollin' outlook on life. Good ole boy guitar slinger/singer RICK MILLER boasts an arsenal of licks that cross pollinates power chord pioneer (and fellow North Carolinan) LINK WRAY with surf rocker DICK DALE on DEJA VAROOM, 40 MILES TO VEGAS, and the slippery groover BANANA PUDDIN'. Wigged out bassist MARY HUFF brings pronounced sex kitten kitsch to her lead vocal turns on LOVE-A-RAMA and titillatin' tiki lounge oldie HOUSE OF BAMBOO, while beatkeeper DAVE HARTMAN locks into a sawdust covered dance floor groove that decimates every number. Three cool cats far too good to be considered merely a trailer park parody, SCOTS bring a whole lotta COUNTRY FUNK to the pig party, bubba.

RATING: FOUR CHAWS
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not their best, but it's a must have. January 5, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This cd is worth having for the same reason all SCOTS cd's are worth having; it's just plain fun! Be sure you check out the "hidden" track following Carve That Possum (Plastic Seat Sweat). If at all possible, see SCOTS live. You won't regret it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even my 3-year-old jams with this one October 25, 2002
By Tim
Format:Audio CD
Each song is unique and equally catchy. I disagree with the earlier review that felt "House of Bamboo" was out of place. Each song on this album is different and Bamboo is just another example of this. I heard the CD while searching through the used CD section in a MINNESOTA store. I went to the counter and told them to take it out of the player because I was taking it home. I'm as far north as it gets in the lower 48 and I am now a Southern Culture addict!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Yeah, they have it right.
From a Southerner who knows, they have nailed the hilarity of us. I bought it for Carve That Possum and yes, I can identify.
Published 3 months ago by 4loveofNOLA
5.0 out of 5 stars Guzzistajohn
This album kicks ass! I LOVE the Dixieland touch on "Carve That Possum" I never would have thought Rockabilly and Dixieland would ever meet. Read more
Published 19 months ago by john schurke
5.0 out of 5 stars Great SCOTS
Wigging out to Plastic Seat Sweat's psychobilly surfer swamp swing invariably calls to my muxed ip mind Norwood Pratt's hilarious sojourn in New York City when Mister Portis pegs... Read more
Published on January 24, 2011 by Noddy Box
5.0 out of 5 stars More Insanity from those Deranged Hillbilly Geniuses
With "Earthmover" and "40 Miles From Vegas", SCOTS further solidify their hold on the "Acid Hillbilly" genre. They are still weird, skilled and making great music. Read more
Published on August 5, 2005 by SUPERMAN
4.0 out of 5 stars Finger lickin' good!
SCOTS is a great band; sort of the red-headed mutant stepchild of the B-52's, Jason and the Scorchers, and some surf guitar bands. Read more
Published on October 31, 2000 by daibhidh
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliance
rock and roll forever. SCOTS is a brilliant band, and amazing live. May they live on forever.
Published on April 2, 2000 by "ravenguy98"
5.0 out of 5 stars YAY Southern Culture!
I was introduced to this band while visiting college friends in San Francisco who took me to see them! WOW were they great! Mary is a power goddess in everyway! Read more
Published on January 20, 2000 by Ellen Gardner
5.0 out of 5 stars good greasy funk!
Maybe it's my white trash roots, I don't know, but I love this CD. It grooves, it rocks and it's just a whole lot of fun. Read more
Published on July 30, 1999 by Brian Watson
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