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Hot Snakes

Hot Snakes consist of guitarist/vocalists John Reis and Rick Froberg, drummer Jason Kourkounis, and bassist Gar Wood. Reis is better known as Speedo, the vocalist for Rocket from the Crypt, but he'd also played in the acclaimed Drive Like Jehu with Froberg, who for his part had gone by the handles Rick Farr and Eric Froberg. Meanwhile, drummer Kourkounis had been affiliated with the Delta 72, but he may or may not have changed his name to J Sinclair for the new group. Confused? That's likely how Hot Snakes wanted it, as their twisting, convulsive mixture of punk revivalism, hardcore screed, and general weirdness is as royally screwed up as their genealogy. In 2000, the band issued Automatic Midnight through Reis' own Swami imprint; they returned to Swami two years later with Suicide Invoice. In August 2003, Hot Snakes' website featured a typically blunt message. "We are not going to tour," it read. "And we have no plans to do so." And they didn't. But Hot Snakes did rally for a new album, October 2004's Audit in Progress, regarded by many as their finest work. Audit also switched out drummer Sinclair for Mario Rubalcaba (ex-Sea of Tombs). A Snakes Peel Session appeared in early 2005, and the band began a spring/summer tour through Australia and Europe. Unfortunately, in July it was announced the tour would be Hot Snakes' last, as they were breaking up. Thunder Down Under appeared posthumously in August 2006, consisting of tracks recorded live at the Australian Broadcast Company originally for broadcast on Triple J Radio. ~ Johnny Loftus, Rovi
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Hot snakes is dope
Hot snakes one of the best of all time. F$&@ all other opinions on this topic.
Don't you realize, we now have two amazing bands, the Night Marchers, and Obits. Why would or should Hot Snakes get back together? We have a double whammy now!
check out Obits, Froberg's latest project
(drops snakes) ow! they're hot!
Check out The Night Marchers, John's latest project
They really should get back together, because they kicked a**.
I neither know or understand, I only love Hot Snakes
love the hot snakes
bromide01
I'm not sure. I heard there was this thing called the internet where you could look things up.
Have they stopped making music? Because that would suck.
RFTC, Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu, The Obits, Night Marchers - anything that either Froburg or Reis have touched are f**king incredible. 'nuff said.
I like these guys. I think I might have to pick up one of their cd's.
portersajeen y u s
Damnit! Pandora, stop appeasing my need for a bipolar playlist! These guys stick to the roots. That's probably why I gave them a thumbs up at one point, but I don't remember. REVOLUTION!
playwithmefr e e 2
I miss ROFTC but s**t happens
bromide01
Hey, do you remember these guys' other bands?
Once exploded France; my friend was burned.
bromide01
The snow was really deep. So was the pizza. It was a time of hanging on, yet being lost and unfocused. The record spun. There was no justifying. There would be time for slipping soon to come. A trip to the grocery store shouldn't be remembered so clearly.
unclejustin
@Jami
John doesn't sing in Hot Snakes, Rick does.
These can do no wrong. They could f*rt and s**t into a microphone and it would still be f**kin awesome! I would totally let them rape my butt just so they could pump me full of AWESOMENESS! And i'm not even gay!
BETTER THAN YOU
Time to Escape rocks my socks off and makes me wet myslef it's just that hardcore! I feel if I listen to these guys at a high volume my face will melt off!!
I get so excited when I hear Hot Snakes!! Their sound just makes me wana jam out with my clam out! The vocals are so distinctive to me. Totally heart<3 John Reis's vocals
HOLY CRAP, F**KIN A ACTUALLY LIKES MUSIC?
So much intensity: A swarm of musical wasps headed straight at your face!!
bromide01
Ditch digger, ditch digger.
Hot Snakes, man. It's called killer, killer, killer. Make yo' momma s**t herself!!
Great Sound! Plenty 4 All and Hair and DNA

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