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The Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies


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A Nashville, Tennessee Rock ‘n’ Roll band that embraces a southern boogie style which has led to comparisons with groups like Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, Collective Soul, & Cry of Love. Formed in the early ’90s the band played at a local blues club near Vanderbilt University before being discovered by Atlantic Records in 1993.

Members, Mike Farris (vocals), Rick White (guitar), Bob Watkins (guitar), Steve Burgess (bass) and Terry Thomas (drums) released their self-titled debut album in 1994.[1] The album was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee and produced by Paul Ebersold.”The Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies” was an album that “played like a gateway between guitar hero classic rock and hippie jam band grooves, often combining both within the confines of a single track.” And their single “Shakin’ the Blues” made the album-rock Top Ten.

1996 saw the release of “Magnolia”, with varied musical styles ranging from the eponymous title track, a slow-burn build-up rock and roll epic, to “Gypsy Lullaby”, a delicate ode featuring Farris’ blistering vocals at their best. “Big Wheel”, released in 1998, contained “Standing In The Sun” and “Boogie King”, a rollick as at home in the mosh pit as it is cruising the local drag.


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  • TheDarkSide73

    Great Underrated Band

    5 Jul 2013 Reply
  • issueman

    My birthday 12-21-96 or 97 live down on 3rd avenue Nashville.......We RODE the Tide alright. Love SCW!

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Bolero_67

    Saw them live in Atlanta @ the Cotton Club... what a show... during the release of the 1st CD... definitely a powerhouse on stage...

    25 Jul 2010 Reply
  • fevereb

    Wow! Another underrated greatness...

    6 Apr 2010 Reply
  • marflord

    Finding God was definitely good for his health certainly, but his music has gone to the dogs. Boring as hell.

    30 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Agustinjorquera

    un pedazo de grupo grande y muy bueno

    13 Oct 2009 Reply
  • gypsylullabye

    Mike Farris is one of my all time favorite singers EVER! I'm glad he found God, it's good for his soul..Saw the Wheelies "The Bay" Chattanooga, Alot. they ROCKED!

    17 Sep 2009 Reply
  • mcharrette

    Mike Farris is by my favorite singer. Unfortunately, he sobered up, found God and now sings Gospel-esque type stuff. Still, the Wheelies are one of the best bands ever.

    16 May 2009 Reply
  • RabidParrots

    Best. Band. Name. Ever.

    6 May 2009 Reply
  • russollis

    Saw 'em in bar in Asheville, NC back in the mid 90's. Excellent show! These guys were fantastic

    10 Apr 2009 Reply

    This band deserves more fans!!!

    29 Jan 2009 Reply
  • ChadRieselman

    My band opened for these guys....BELIEVE IT

    12 Dec 2008 Reply
  • marflord

    Old favorites...

    2 Mar 2007 Reply

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