Hasil Adkins - No More Hot Dogs
Hasil Adkins, the father of modern psychobilly, recorded the first album released by Norton Records, Out to Hunch. The 1986 release was a collection of tape recordings he had made by himself (famously including 3 songs about decapitation, including this one) in his mobile home in backwoods Boone County, West Virginia (same as the Whites), some dating back to the 50’s, and was titled after a fictional dance craze referenced in many of his songs called the Hunch. When he wasn’t recording, he could be found watching Wheel of Fortune on a television connected to his house via extension chords while he fished. After wallowing in obscurity for most of his career, he achieved cult status towards the late 80’s, though not before he received recognition from President Richard Nixon (he sent a copy of each of his recording to the then-president of the United States, and received a thank-you letter in return from Nixon). Hasil (pronounced “hassle”) released a handful of records before he died in 2005, 10 days after being intentionally run over by a teenager on an ATV outside his home. The perpetrator was arrested after running over another victim shortly up the road.