Serving Time In The Middle of Johnson City

A few weeks ago I found out one of my all time favorite bands EYEHATEGOD were to spread the "End Time Message" in the Hideaway in Johnson City, TN. Now, if you haven't ever been to JC, it is situated at the buckle of the bible belt. And when you see a name like EHG, you immediately conjure images of pentagrams, devil worship and all other things associated with satanism. You couldn't be further from the truth. EHG, quite simply and self proclaimed is a "post amplification blues" band, albeit marinated in a heaping dose of toxic bayou runoff.

They opened up with Take As Needed For Pain, the title track from their second full length from way back in '93. Needless to say, the Hideaway and it's 100 or so patrons went berserk making me thankful that I have health insurance as fists, legs, and bottles were flying through the air like wreckage from a Greyhound and Budweiser collision. Just like the good old days. And it never let up for the rest of the sonic sermon.

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