Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Alabama Thunderpussy Breaks Up
Just minutes after watching the debut episode of the HBO horror series “True Blood” and the scene in which a character in a bar is wearing an Alabama Thunderpussy t-shirt, guitarist Erik Larson issued a statement that the band was breaking up — and it had nothing to do with “True Blood”.
“The beginning of 2008 brought yet more upheaval in the saga that is this band when [singer] Kyle Thomas (Exhorder) left the group to focus on his family and the impending Exhorder reunion,” wrote Larson. “The remaining four of us had a band meeting and after serious discussion, decided to take a much-deserved/needed few months’ hiatus to regroup and focus on home life and other individual projects. The ‘few months’ seemed to flow into a bit longer as the summer progressed and we all dug deeper into our lives as individuals outside of ATP.
“Well, we finally regrouped and after much deliberation and thoughtful discussion, we have decided to end the band. There are no hard feelings between us and no bullshit politics. It’s pretty much just the end of an era. To quote George Harrison, ‘all things must pass.’ And so, after 12-plus years of solid ATP mayhem, we call it a day.”
If you're a fan of Clutch, and dirty blues/stoner rock, you should definitely check these guys out. I recommend their 2001 album, "Staring at the Divine."
Posted by Dan Goldin at 8:56 PM