On its ReverbNation page, Hotrod Hillbillies is described as Texas punkabilly-cowpunk. Well, loyal reader, if that doesn’t sound like a band for Incognito, I don’t know what does. I’d say it’s a pretty good description too. This band ranges from the honky-tonk sounds of “My 3 Wives” to the fueled-up psychobilly drag racing tune “You Wanna Race.”
The first song I heard is the honky-tonk gem “My 3 Wives.” No, it’s not a song advocating polygamy. In this song, Xavier Ortiz sings about how he each of his three former wives. The best line in this is about his second wife: “She’s a little bit bi, but a whole lot of polar.” At the end of the song, we find out that now it’s just him and his dog and he seems a whole lot happier that way.
There is not a whole lot of subtlety with this band, but when have we ever been interested in subtlety here at Incognito HQ. This is revved-up punkabilly about chicks, having a good time (especially after probation is over), and cars. If you like The Meteors or Reverend Horton Heat, Hotrod Hillbillies will fit right into your collection.