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artworkAustin's amazing Shakin' Apostles came to KFJC one fine Saturday afternoon. Leader Freddie Krc has a long rock pedigree, including among others the legendary Explosives, the band that replaced the Aliens backing Roky Erickson (Thirteenth Floor Elevators), and the Nerve Breakers who's essential "My Girl Friend Is A Rock" was a college radio staple in the mid eighties. Their music is country based Texas rock and folk. They closed with one mighty instrumental.
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Open Range Surf (Instrumental)

Austin's Shakin' Apostles are one of Texas' best kept secrets. They are one solid band, headed by Freddie Krc, whose writing is good enough to be published by Leiber and Stoller. Freddie's history goes back to Austin legends the Explosives and work with the eccentric Roky Erickson. His band the Shakin' Apostles were invited into the Pit by Big Myke Destiny, who asked me to do the sound. They closed with an appreciative nod to my engineering for them with their one instrumental "Ride Through Wild Country," an infectious purple sage rolling number with ample aquatic appeal and horseback sense. Exquisite.