The Kentucky Headhunters

Genres: Comedy Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": southern rock country country rock rock alt-country blues hard rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics Wikipedia

Biography

The Kentucky Headhunters come, naturally enough, from Kentucky. Ricky Lee Phelps (8 October 1953, Edmonton, Kentucky, USA; lead vocal) and his brother, Doug (b. 15 December 1960, Edmonton, Kentucky, USA), played in various groups around Kentucky before meeting Greg Martin (b. 31 March 1954, Louisville, Kentucky, USA; lead guitar) in 1984. He introduced them to his cousins, the brothers Richard Young (b. 27 January 1955, Glasgow, Kentucky, USA; rhythm guitar) and Fred Young (b. 8 July 1958, Glasgow, Kentucky, USA; bass). Previously, the Young brothers and Martin had been in a group together, Itchy Brother, which was almost signed to Led Zeppelin’s own label Swan Song. Since then, Fred Young had played Patsy Cline’s drummer in the 1985 biopic, Sweet Dreams. This time, taking their name from Muddy Waters’ band, the Headchoppers, the five musicians financed their own album, Pink, in 1988, and the tracks were subsequently released by Mercury Records, with...

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