About The Horrors
Not to be confused with the glammed-up British garage rockers that go by the same name, these the Horrors were a guitar-and-drum (no bass) rockabilly/garage-noise trio from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who were active in the early '00s. Exhibiting stronger rockabilly leanings than any of their garage scene peers (or predecessors for that matter, except for the Bassholes), the Horrors puked up two very good albums on In the Red, made a name for themselves as a completely outta hand live act and then promptly disappeared. The Horrors, seemingly recorded in a tin shack either set on train tracks or set on fire, appeared in 2000 and painfully set the bar for oversaturated rock 'n' roll, highlighted by such party-ruining classics as "Every Inch of My Love," "Hurt That Bird" and "I Don't Need a Woman, I Need a Nurse." The marginally better-recorded Vent appeared in 2003 -- more topped-out trashing -- after which the band unfortunately fell silent.