Slim Cessna's Auto Club
|Slim Cessna's Auto Club|
Slim Cessna's Auto Club at Le Bukowski club
|Origin||Denver, Colorado, USA|
|Genres||Alternative country, gothabilly|
Lord Dwight Pentacost
Slim Cessna's Auto Club is an American band, originally formed in 1992 in Denver, Colorado. The constant in the band has been Slim Cessna, formerly a member of The Denver Gentlemen along with David Eugene Edwards and Jeffery-Paul of 16 Horsepower. Jay Munly (often credited as "Munly Munly") is also a key member of the current lineup of the band. In addition to contributing songwriting, vocals, and banjo, he also serves as a sidekick to Cessna on stage.
Their music includes elements of country blues, Southern gospel, gothabilly and other forms loosely grouped as Americana or alternative country. The Auto Club is sometimes labeled "country Gothic" due to the juxtaposition of apocalyptic religious imagery with stories of alcohol, violence, and relationships gone awry.
The other current members are Lord Dwight Pentacost, Daniel Grandbois (Danny Pants), Robert Ferbrache, and Todd Moore. Former members of note are John Rumley (who also crafted many of the stringed instruments used), Ordy Garrison, Jon Killough (who also did the artwork for the 2005 live CD Jesus Let Me Down and "Buried Behind the Barn"), Shane Trost, Whiff (Steve) Cessna, Caleb Roberts, Frank Hauser Jr., Gregory Garcia Jr., Judith Ann Winters, Tim Maher, Reverend Glasseye, and Chad Johnson.
Slim Cessna's Auto Club released their fifth studio album, Unentitled, in March 2011.
Members of the Auto Club are involved with many other bands besides the Auto Club. Here are the bands and which members (and previous members) are involved in them.
Jay Munly (solo) - Munly, John Rumley has contributed
Munly and the Lee Lewis Harlots - Munly
The Denver Gentlemen - Slim Cessna, Frank Hauser Jr.
Denver Broncos UK - Munly, Lord Dwight Pentacost, Slim Cessna
Blackstone Valley Sinners - Slim Cessna, Judith Ann Winters, Rich Gilbert
Woven Hand - Ordy Garrison, Shane Trost
Open Road - Caleb Roberts
Reverend Glasseye - Adam Glasseye, Tim Maher
Kalamath Brothers - Frank Hauser Jr.
The Hush - John Rumley
Tarantella - John Rumley, Ordy Garrison, Chadzilla, Danny Pants, Shane Trost
Boxcar 7 - Whiff Cessna
Munly and The Lupercalians - Munly Munly, Chadzilla, Danny Pants, Todd Moore
- Slim Cessna's Auto Club (1995 (self-released); 2001, Alternative Tentacles Records)
- American Country Music Saved Her Life (1998) out of print
- Always Say Please and Thank You (2000, Alternative Tentacles)
- The Bloudy Tenent Truth Peace (2004, Alternative Tentacles) review
- Jesus Let Me Down (live) (CD released 2005, Smooch Records, Vinyl released 2010, Alternative Tentacles)
- Cipher (2008, Alternative Tentacles)
- Buried Behind the Barn (2010, Alternative Tentacles)
- Unentitled (2011, Alternative Tentacles)
- An Introduction for young and old Europe (2013, Glitterhouse Records, CD + DVD)
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