From The Crypt Of Southern Culture On The Skids’ Rick Miller: “The Brainiac”

Anyone have any idea how long Southern Culture On The Skids has been around? Would you believe since 1983? Time flies. (Clever response: You cannot, they’re too erratic.) The current lineup of SCOTS features Rick Miller (the one constant since its inception) on guitar and vocals, bassist Mary Huff and drummer Dave Hartman. If you haven’t heard what they sound like, an educated guess that included Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Cramps, Tav Falco’s Panther Burns and Man Or Astro-Man? might be pretty close to the bone. The trio’s most recent album, Zombiefied (Kudzu), came out just in time for graves to open so the dead can have one last stagger around the countryside. Miller will be guest editing all week. Read our brand new Q&A with him.

Miller: The Brainiac is my favorite Mexican horror movie. Surreal weirdness. A passing comet unleashes a 300-year-old curse. The curse came from the Baron Vitelius of Astara as he was burned at the stake for lots of nasty behavior. He reaps his vengeance on Mexico as The Brainiac. The monster has a huge head and looks like a cross between the wolf man and Rasputin the mad monk. He has a long forked tongue that he uses to suck the brains out of call girls and socialites!

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