Early on, the show was marred by muddled sound, but the sound - and band intensity (perhaps slowed initially due to an admitted overindulgence of summer sausage) - improved in short order. The group's latest effort, the covers disc "Countrypolitan Favorites," has been out for more than a year, so SCOTS spent a lot of time on the hits and obscurities of their back catalog.
The band, armed with an extra guitarist, ripped and roared through hip-shaking favorites Banana Puddin' and Daddy Was a Preacher, But Mama Was a Go-Go Girl, and instrumentals such as Run Chicken Run. With Halloween approaching, SCOTS was kind enough to bring out the rowdy "Zombified, their demented contribution to the "Blood Feast 2: All You Can Eat" musical score. Other highlights included Rick Miller and Mary Huff's almost gentle take on T-Rex's Life's a Gas and wild romps through 69 El Camino and Soul City.
The band capped the evening with a hell-bent, hooch-fueled version of the Louvins' classic Great Atomic Power.
Local trio Bleed opened the show, ably making their rough and raw way through blues, R&B and garage classics like crank-addled cavemen with chainsaws.