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Hellstomper  -  2000  -  Recording session for Haulin' Ass


I was 15 when I took these for a high school photography class (my first, I think). They made it into the 2002 EP, Hellbent for Dixie, I believe (maybe only the CD release, I can't remember). I was friends with the Brothers Reynolds (Wes-bass, Matt-drums), having worked with them at my uncle's computer company the previous summer. Wes turned me on to some seminal shit. Eyehategod, GG Allin, Danzig, Danzig-era Misfits, The Damned, Antiseen, etc.

"Changed [my] whole perspective on shit," quoth Hansel in Zoolander.

Wes was later the best man at my first wedding.

I learned how to play guitar while listening to the Hellstomper/Tunnel Rats split 7-inch.