The Streakin’ Healys – “Booze Fighter”

The Streakin' Healys "Booze Fighter"They sign their correspondence “Your friend in whiskey.”  You gotta like that.

And they are altruistic, claiming their debut album, Booze Fighter “is saving country music one shot of whiskey at a time.”

So, naturally, I was intrigued.

The first song “Honky Tonk Nights” got my attention.  It starts with  a mellow guitar chord, the sound of beer can popping open, and then busts into some Celtic punk-sounding hillbilly bluegrass with redneck/punk vocals and a manic fiddle.    That’s the best I can describe it.  Fun.


The other tracks continue in that musical vein.  A lot of polka, rockabilly, mandolin, washtub bass even..  And to make it better, they aren’t afraid to wield a harmonica on some tracks.  I love me some harmonica.

My favorite part of the Streakin’ Healys, though, is their lyrics.    So deep, they really make you think.   Well, kinda.  At least they make you laugh.  A lot.

You can get an idea of how their minds work by going to their website or Facebook page but following are a sampling of my favorite lyrics:

“My conscience screams fucking apathy.”

“Dirty pirate whores for life
I never got to say goodbye.”

“Gimme some Willie or Johnny or Waylon  or even Hanks I, II, or III.
Get out of my face, your life’s a disgrace, and start drinking heavily.”

“Christmastime in rehab has been so good for me.”

Look for Booze Fighter on Amazon and at the end of May.  In the meantime, you can sample them at their Facebook site or download single mp3s from Amazon.

This is a band I’m going to have to see live.   Streakin’ Healys – won’t you please come to Denver?

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1 Response to The Streakin’ Healys – “Booze Fighter”

  1. gracey says:

    “Celtic punk-sounding hillbilly bluegrass with redneck/punk vocals and a manic fiddle.”!!!??

    Okay, you got me! I have to check these guys out. I can see why you were instantly interested. When are they coming to Colorado? I wanna hear more.

    I saw RatTrapper in Laramie at the Buckhorn last night for their big CD release party. They have a ho-made bucket bass, too. Sounds great. Tight band, killer keyboards, banjo, you know,,,,drinkin’ and killin’ songs….you’ll like ’em. And if you’re down in Texas, brace yourselves, they’re headed your way. They leave for Austin today and will be in Dallas, Denton and around there this week.

    Thanks for the heads up, Naomi, on the Streakin’ Healys. (I was googling Screamin’ Healys and having no luck). I’d love to see them play!

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