Kick Out the Hams: Wild Savages' "Queen Bee" video
Do you remember the days before the smoking ban when you'd leave a concert smelling of stale cigarettes and cheap beer, and the stench would permeate your rusted-out car on the late-night ride home, lingering in your nose the next morning?
[https://www.facebook.com/wildsavages|Wild Savages] are the soundtrack for that drive.
The Ann Arbor trio plays bluesy proto-metal that would not have been out of place on [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WRIF|WRIF] in 1980. Think of Wild Savages as part of the 1970s Black Sabbath, Foghat, and Nazareth lineage that has produced contemporary bands like [http://redfang.net|Red Fang], [https://saviours.bandcamp.com|Saviours], and [http://theswordofficial.com|The Sword].
"Queen Bee" is the first single off the band's second album, Stagefright, which is being feted with a free [https://www.facebook.com/events/625915257798365|record-release concert] at The Blind Pig on Saturday, Dec. 16. Wild Savages goof around in the video by mugging for the camera like 1980s hair-metal bands, shotgunning beers, and playing bass on the toilet.
In other words, it's totally great.
Christopher Porter is a library technician and the editor of Pulp.
Wild Savages play a [https://www.facebook.com/events/625915257798365|free record-release show] on Saturday, Dec. 16 at The Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor. [https://www.facebook.com/mexicanknives|Mexican Knives] and [https://www.facebook.com/GrandMammoth|Grand Mammoth] open, with the metal DJ crew [https://www.facebook.com/pg/heavyandbeyond|Heavy and Beyond] making sure the club stays loud the whole night. Visit [https://www.facebook.com/wildsavages|facebook.com/wildsavages] for more info or [https://wildsavages.bandcamp.com|wildsavages.bandcamp.com] to hear the band's previous releases.