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    Filed at 5:16 pm under by dcobranchi

    I’m sure Chris can better deliver the musical verdict on neo-Southern rockers Kings of Leon, so I’ll just stick to exposing myself to charges of hypocrisy by gratuitiously mentioning that they were home educated on and off:

    While Leon [the band members’ father] preached at churches and tent revivals throughout the Deep South, the boys attended services and were occasionally enlisted to bang on some drums. They were home-schooled or enrolled in small parochial schools. Except for a five-year stretch when they settled in Jackson, Tennessee, the Followills spent their childhoods driving through the South in a purple 1988 Oldsmobile, decamping for a week or two wherever Leon was scheduled to preach.

    (Warning on the link: rock star pottymouth ahead.)

    One Response to “ROAD TO DISCMASCUS”

    Comment by
    February 24th, 2005
    at 6:24 pm

    It’s not great, but they do remind me of Bon Scott era AC/DC, without the blues groove that AC/DC has always been able to infuse into their music. They have a little more of a funk thing happening I think.

    However, if I want to listen to Bon Scott era AC/DC, I have at least a dozen AC/DC discs already.