Redneck Shit from Wheeler Walker Jr. was released today. Go buy it if you’re into hillbilly Steel Panther. The lyrics are amusing, but the music is authentic country. In my opinion, you can’t make music like this unless you truly love country music; so go ahead and laugh…you’re supposed to. But make no mistake about where this music comes from.
Wheeler Walker Jr. is the alter-ego of comedian and writer Ben Hoffman. He’s an entertaining and talented guy. If you want to learn more, Maron had a conversation with him.
Bonus track from Wheeler’s little brother, Babydaddy (Scott Hoffman), and his band Scissor Sisters.
All along, all I’ve really wanted to be is a writer. So now I tell people that’s what I am, even though I haven’t earned a dime being a writer.
That being said, I’ll confess that once a day, every day, I wish I was still a musician. That was the one time in my life when I was cool.