Listening to the kadavar mixtape, they featured this band buffalo killers and they are from ohio. and they are big ol boys, and theyre lawng haiyuhed and good lookin, and they fucking rawk. It got me thinkin damn, what other big ol boys are out there rawkin?
They kinda got a black crowes vibe going on, which was confirmed by a wikipedia scroll where I found out that Chris Robinson all collaborated with them on their sound or whatever.
So following this train of thought about the big boys of rawk I started brainstorming: what other big ol boys are out there rawkin? I mean, there are/were plenty of rockers who got fat, but not very many that attained notoriety already fat. I did a google search, natch, but I also engaged friends in my brainstorming effort. I knew our buddy Michael "Thunder" Taylor would be down to help- he loves a challenge, and he is nearly on the spectrum when it comes to classic rock/music in general trivia.
Thunder added Jerry Garcia, Boy George, Elvis, billy joel (all fat after the fact) and started pushing it with heart, bassist for sublime, bb king, bassist for widespread panic...And I'll admit I considered Robert Smith. Matthew Sweet, Ozzy, and Gene Ween, but they all got fat after the fact.
Here are other chubby mens of rawk (of my own selection) that deserve a shout out:
Leslie West of Mountain
I love this version of midnight rider because he totally outsings the allman brothers, great version of this song, and the melody I always sing when I sing in karaoke.
bob hite of canned heat was a major fatass
after taking an informal poll of several people i felt compelled to add meatloaf, because he may be the quintessential fat musician, although I dont much care for his music, so no examples contained herein.
brother iz deserves a shoutout, even tho he aint RAWKIN he is performing his own brand of rawk.
heres a blog with a similar idea and good points. I had never heard of most of the musicians on that blog, but I definitely thought about damn, its a lot of fat dudes in rap, and they certainly celebrate and capitalize off their fatness, but its just mostly skinny dudes in rawk...
finally i guess i should include the band FAT, just to round things out (LOL @ my pun)
i found this album on my redneck riveria record hunt back in october, a month for doing music related things, yet not completing blogs about. (ill finish them soon, i swear!) although none of the band members actually appear to be fat, the album is pretty great, so enjoy!
finally, please feel free to weigh in (BOOM! @ my second pun!!) in the comments below and rattle off some more fat rockers!! RAWK AWN BIG BOYS!!!!