Playing hot-wired boogie rock that fuses classic rock swagger with punk rock attitude, Honky were formed in 1996 by Jeff Pinkus, best known as the longest-lasting bassist with the Butthole Surfers. After leaving the Surfers in 1994, Austin, Texas-based Pinkus busied himself with a number of projects, including a short-lived band called Skinny Lynerd. Skinny Lynerd's guitarist was a moonlighting tattoo artist named Carson Vester, and when Pinkus, Vester, and drummer Lance Farley jammed together one day, they decided the chemistry was right and a power trio was born. Honky was soon gigging regularly on Austin's lively club circuit, and in 1997 they made their recorded debut with an EP on Man's Ruin Records titled Ten Inches. Later the same year, Honky dropped their self-titled debut album on Pinkus' Honest Abe label. Honky hit the road to ...
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