White Boy & the Average Rat Band (1981)

Sunday, April 27, 2008


What's up, freaks! Here's my all-time fave teen suburban hesher holding court in his mom's Virginia basement.

The "Rat Band" was a smoke screen for a genius one-man-band-loner too embarrassed to debut solo. The other feather-heads were just recruited for the cover shot.

White Boy, motherfucker! ROCK IT!

5 comments:

when's the re-issue comin' out will?!

hey is Mr. Ott still in prison?

roy wilbur ott?

I've known the White Boy and all of the rats for over 30 years... In fact, I got the opportunity to jam with the White Boy for about 3 hours last night... Time keeps on tickin'...

The reissue can be found here:

http://www.fusetronsound.com/index.php?recent=get14

Artist: WHITE BOY & THE AVERAGE RAT BAND
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Roach
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Reish of heavy & fuzzed out Acid Archive proto metal jammer that will satisfy Heshers & Rockers alike. Word has always been this masterpiece is the work of a lone duder from Virginia yet cover has 4 bad asses spoiling for a rager. Sure sounds like a one man frenzy, but who knows for sure? Kenneth Higney gets some Schenker chops & becomes a fixture at Lamour where he functions as gangbang meat for Meanstreak. Yeah! How could you not be fucking stoked? Edition of 400 copies." - Roach. "This is stretching the limits of the Archives here -- its a 1980s and sounds much closer to the kind of post-punk hard rock that got college airplay in the late 80s than it does like anything else reviewed on this website. That said, its speedy not-quite-metal hard rock with a pulverizing distortion sound (to call it fuzz guitar is to understate it by a mile). One song is acoustic, but mostly this is just in-your-face blitzkrieg, and its really great." - Aaron Milenski, Acid Archives. Not related to White Boy on Doodley Squat. Highly recommended!