May 2, 2005

'I didn't try to be primitive. I just had bad microphones.'

Hasil Adkins, a wild, one man rockabilly band, who was halfway between Hank Williams and Iggy Pop, who sang about love, sex, loneliness, decapitation, hot dogs and chicken and who symbolized American scrappiness and proto-rock 'n' roll, was found dead of unknown causes at the age of 68.

May he rest in peace.