- Lightning Beat-Man
here’s the reverend beat-man story: “Hell make your back crack, your liver quiver, and your knees freeze. And if you dont dig that youve got a hole in your soul, so lets give a big warm welcome for the Rev, your Beat-Man, everybodys Blues Trash Preacher, the fabulous Reverend Beat-Man” Born in 1967 a year before the summer of hate, makes his first recordings as a 13 year old under the name Taeb Zerfall and putting it out on his own Zerfall Tapes label… then 1986 founded the Monsters, and in 1984 changing the name from Taeb Zerfall to Lightning Beat-Man the Wrestling one man show… and then 1999 changed his name to REVEREND BEAT-MAN, 1992 founding the voodoo rhythm label. Reverend Beat-Man is not only a One Man band it is A MISSION an Mission for the Blues Trash church… with only a Guitar a Kick Drum 1 Hi Hat and a microphone Reverend Beat-Man tells you storys about Dead, the Live about killing and about the lost love and about seeing the Light …this is kinda a new way to preach the Gospel to the people, its all very raw and primitive with a lot of Blues Trash and Primitive RocknRoll and Gospel music in it… and HE PREACHES !!! believe me brothers and sisters he will bring you on the wrong track of live and then gets you back to the blues trash church !!! Reverend Beat-Man use to play lots of shows so far… such as Jazz Festival Montreux (CH) Rock oz Arenes (CH), Eurokeen (FR) Dour (B),.Las Vegas Grind (USA) Frat Shack (UK), many tours and gigs in: Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, the USA ( CBGBs, Maxwells and others) Brazil (black jack and many others) , Argentina (BA Stomp and many others) , Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Japan (shelter and many many others) and the UK Reverend Beat-Man sells his records all over the globe and has over 30 out puts with him alone and with the several bands he plays in (the Monsters, die Zorros, the Coronets, Lightning Beat-Man ) produced several Videos all extremely strange and weird, plays also with backing bands or doing performances in churches Theatres and Galleries A voice from behind: BEAT-MAN is the Swiss head honcho of Voodoo Rhythm Records and has led that countrys premiere garage band, The Monsters, for the past 17 years. He is currently in receipt of religion, living life as a primitive gospel blues trash evangelist known as REVEREND BEAT-MAN (with a band called the Un-Believers.) Get On Your Knees was recorded at UKs legendary Toe Rag Studios, with songs like Oh Lord, The Lord Is Coming Back, and others that cant be printed here. Seems BEAT-MANS musical antics go back to the 1980s when he was a attraction on the Euro trash rock scene, both as a one-man band (he plays kick drum and guitar) and wrestling show. If his conversion came via Robert Johnson and Screaming Jay Hawkins, the latest stuff on BEAT MANS Voodoo Rhythm label occupies a musical niche almost entirely of its own making. Three parts trash and garage, four parts voodoobilly, its as primal as fuck and not more than a little demented. Youve heard garage music but this is about as far removed from the cutesy demo antics of the White Stripes or the energetic but comparatively polite Mooney Suzuki as you can get. This is fucking w-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-y out there. THE REV was a hit at the last Las Vegas Grind, with two very sexy and nasty looking nuns, cigarettes hanging out of their mouths, surrounding him while he beat and howled music that had everyone either dropping their jaw, popping their eyes or laughing hysterically while toe tapping!
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