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Big Ass Truck

 

Big Ass Truck

Big Ass Truck
Genres Hip Hop
Rock
Funk
Labels Upstart, Yep Roc, Peabody, Terminus
Associated acts Grifters, Those Bastard Souls, The Lost Sounds, River City Tanlines, The Bloodthirsty Lovers
Past members Colin Butler
Robby Grant
Robert Barnett
Steve Selvidge
John C. Stubblefield
Grayson Grant
Joe Boone
Dros Liposack
Alex Greene
Chris Parker
Ross Rice
Notable instruments
DJ Spinning Records
Guitar
Keyboards
Drums

Big Ass Truck (BAT) is an American rock band from Memphis, Tennessee which incorporated elements of hip-hop, rock, funk and psychedelia in their music.[1] The band included a DJ spinning records, that provided beats, loops, and samples during recordings and live performances. The group disbanded sometime after the release of the 2001 album, The Rug.

Contents

  • Lineup 1
  • History 2
  • Discography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Lineup

The founding members of Big Ass Truck included drummer Robert Barnett, DJ Colin Butler, bassist Joe Boone, keyboardist Alex Greene, singer/guitarist Robby Grant and singer/guitarist Steve Selvidge. The line-up changed throughout the 90s, including bass players such as Lucero's John C. Stubblefield, Grayson Grant and Dros Liposack, as well as keyboard player Chris Parker. At times, the band also included producer Ross Rice.

History

In 1995, Big Ass Truck released their self-titled debut album. Soon after, the group toured with 311 throughout the American South.[2] In 1996, they released the album Kent in 1996. The band also released an E.P. on Yep Roc entitled Sack Lunch.[3] Under the name "Big Angelic Truck" the band recorded two Christmas songs, "Do You Hear What I Hear" and "Holly Jolly Christmas" for a local charity.[4] Later these songs were released as a limited edition single.

The band's 2000 release, Who Let You In Here?, was described by one reviewer as "a clunky junk-shop mixture of sounds and styles".[5] In 2001, the group released the album The Rug, and appeared on MTV's Oddville and 120 Minutes.[6] The band has not been active since sometime after the release of The Rug.

Band member Robby Grant is currently involved in a solo project under the name Vending Machine. He also plays guitar in the band MouseRocket with former Big Ass Truck bandmate Robert Barnett and guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Alicja Trout of The Lost Sounds and River City Tanlines. Steve Selvidge has recorded and toured with The Bloodthirsty Lovers along with Dave Shouse who is the former member of Memphis lo-fi rockers Grifters and Those Bastard Souls. In 2006, Selvidge produced, co-wrote, and released "The Service is Spectacular" by The Secret Service . From 2007 to 2010 he recorded and toured with Amy Lavere. He now plays guitar with The Hold Steady. Joe Boone owns the Other Door Studio in Birmingham, AL.

The band held a reunion show February 13, 2014 at The 1884 Lounge located in Minglewood Hall Memphis TN USA.

Discography

  • Big Ass Truck 1995 Upstart
  • Kent 1996 Upstart
  • Sack Lunch 1997 Yep Roc
  • Who Let You in Here? 1998 Peabody
  • The Rug 2001 Terminus

Compilations

  • On Air: Live Music From The WEVL Archives 1996 SCV

References

  1. ^ Big Ass Truck. NPR, July 18, 1999.
  2. ^ Big Ass Truck at Allmusic
  3. ^ Big Ass Truck. Ink 19, November 1998.
  4. ^ Big Ass Truck Roaring In With Load Of Funk For Stroudsburg. The Morning Call, July 19, 1996.
  5. ^ Big Ass Truck. Houston Press, June 15, 2000.
  6. ^ Vending Machine’s Robby Grant On Music, Family. Memphis Flyer, February 1, 2007.

External links

  • Big Ass Truck Bio
  • Big Ass Truck on myspace.com
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