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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: DGC
  • ASIN: B000003TCR
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,927 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

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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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
9 of 10 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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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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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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finger lickin' good! October 31, 2000
Format:Audio CD
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. Their carry their shtick through the roof (including lobbing fried chicken out to the audience during live gigs), and it carries well on this CD.
My favorite tracks are "Shotgun" (great riffs), "Earthmover" (love the harmony), "Banana Puddin'" (catchy as hell), "Love-A-Rama" (over the top; if it won't make you want to dance, nuthin' will).
It's a fun, catchy album. I think "House of Bamboo" doesn't quite fit with the rest of the songs, but what can you do? This is a good party album.
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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 24, 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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YAY Southern Culture! January 20, 2000
Format:Audio CD
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! Naturally I bought the CD and it is a party constant ALL YEAR ROUND! It also was among one of the many hit discs at my best friends bacelorette party! Banana Puddin is so funny! Do yourself a favor and get this CD!
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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.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SCOTS Does it Again June 21, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I thought Dirt Track Date was the most innovative, exciting cd I'd heard until Plastic Seat Sweat. The coolest thing about these guys is that they play their music their way and they ROCK! I challenge you to listen and try to put this band into a category. What kind of music does SCOTS play? SCOTS!
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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 8 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 on September 8, 2012 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 Not their best, but it's a must have.
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... Read more
Published on January 5, 2005 by Denis A. Rives
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I had become cautious of Amazon's reccommendations after buying several duds. I finally gave in on SCOTS and I am totally blown away. Read more
Published on February 9, 2003 by yblock59
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 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 Amazon Customer
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