Bringing the Party Back
The Quick and Easy Boys have a sound that is truly eclectic, with funk, rock, disco, honky-tonk and punk mixing in equal portions. The band aptly describes themselves as a hybrid of the Minutemen, Funkadelic and Willie Nelson. On “Take Your Medicine,” (video posted below) the first single from Red Light Rabbit, The Quick and Easy Boys start with a Bee Gees-esque ”four-on-the-floor” disco shuffle, add some Red Hot Chili Peppers style garage-funk and finish it with hooky blue-eyed soul vocals. What ties it all together is a sense of fun and energy that comes through in the recording and is a big part of the band’s growing reputation as a live act.
Like all great live bands, The Quick and Easy Boys leave it all on stage, creating a party atmosphere wherever they play. Any live show that includes formidable moustaches, ten-gallon hats and a red cape makes for a good night out. The Quick and Easy Boys and Reeble Jar play at 9:30 pm Saturday, May 15, at John Henry’s. 21+. $5. — William Kennedy EUGENE WEEKLY
*You can Pre-order "Red Light Rabbit" now through F.Y.E. and TOWER RECORDS.
*Available on iTunes 5.25.2010! Yeah Bud!