Most of the time, a band with a gimmick is more gimmick than band. Hokey, jokey one-hit wonders litter our memories like so many bumper stickers on a hippies VW Van. Sometimes – just sometimes – a gimmick is worth more than a disposable three minutes of our time.
Austin’s The Possum Posse, a self-described “sardonic honky-tonk/bluegrass band” is an act that has likely gained momentum thanks to their hilarious narrations of some old movie footage, but if you listen closely, this is a roots band that knows how to get things appropriately stomping on the front porch.
Take a look at the “Guy On a Buffalo” videos here. It’s tough to not see this outfit as a redneck Mystery Science Theater 3000 that traveled back in time to make fun of frontier folk and not merely cheesy B-movies from the 60′s and 70′s. Also, it takes extra talent to make such literal narration of the events unfolding on the film funnier than any jokes in reference to the actions on-screen are.
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