As we are wont to do here at Incognito HQ, we are doing something a little different with this post. What’s different is that this band only has one song available on its website. Still there are plenty of YouTube videos of this band that give a great idea of what Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho-Devilles are all about. The one song available on the website is “Psycho Cadillac.” This is a great example of a rockabilly tune. It has clean guitars and vocals over rhythms (with a doghouse bass, naturally) that are bound to get people swinging on a dance floor. Vocally, Walt reminds me a lot of Orange County artist Brian Jay, while his guitar parts remind me a lot of Rev. Horton Heat.
If songs about hot rods is one of the things that makes rockabilly, then the band takes another step in the right direction with “Hot Rod Man.” This is basically everything (including an upbeat tempo) you want from a song about a hot rod.
Sure, this band only has one song available on its website, but the more you listen, the more you realize that this band knows its stuff. These guys play rockabilly that is made to get people swinging on a dance floor and I’d say they do that pretty impressively. If you’ve been looking for some good new rockabilly, look no further than Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho-Devilles.