16 Horsepower


Absolutely the most original and deep bands I've ever heard. It's really a shame that most people will never hear this religious civil war or even worse get to see them live. Thank god I'm not in that group. I got to see them in chapel hill NC on 2 different occasions and am longing to go for the ride again. Poor souls dust and dirt be your path. Mine is up on my roof with Ruthie Lingle!

>>By werd 13   (Thursday, 9 Jan 2003 14:55)


>>By KHOLANTRAX   (Saturday, 21 Jun 2003 09:29)

Sure they rock! I just love them, they got a fantastic sound, explosive energy, and they twist tradition into something really great.
My ultimate favourite is Secret South: I love every song in this album, and though it might seem less punchy than the others, it's just as packed up with hits and I never tire of listening to it, which is particularly meaningful if you compare it with the more than 500 discs that I own.
Check out the Fields of the Nephilim, another great band with sartorial similarities to 16HP.
And you also need to listen to Woven Hand, 16HP lead singer's side project.
Rock on.

>>By goulvench   (Sunday, 8 Aug 2004 13:43)

You compare Fields of the Nephlim with 16Horsepower? That's a comparison I have never thought of before. I don't really see the similarities, though I know and love both bands, especially 16H. You are right though about the Secret South (I really love the Bob Dylan cover on that album), even though the other albums are really worth it as well. They are great live too, btw. If you get the opportunity to go and see them live surely do, I did 3 or 4 times now, and the band is always catching you. THey play as if the devil is really out their and trying to catch them, but their leadsinger (as a preachers grandson) preaches them away from the gates of hell. It is one of those bands that is even better live then on album, which is already superb.
I saw woven hand twice too now, and I have the first album of them, but I prefer 16horsepower. Surely Woven Hand is very good as well, but it doesn't have the spirit that 16horsepower has. Comes close, but it is not the same. Mayeb because woven hand ounds abit more trad. then 16horsepower.
Still both two great bands, one of my favorites (which is particularly meaningfull if you compare it to the more then 2000 cd's/records me and my girlfiend own - oops).

>>By Campking   (Monday, 9 Aug 2004 02:51)

I only have Folklore at the moment but it's one of my favourite albums! I especially like the songs Hutterite Mile, Outlaw Song, Blessed Persistance and Horse Head Fiddle. The lyrics are beautiful (even if they are rather depressing!)

>>By moth_fuzz   (Tuesday, 4 Oct 2005 23:32)

16 Horsepower is no more. Eugene Edwards decided to only go on with his "solo" project Wovene Hand. Which is still very good.....

>>By Campking   (Tuesday, 4 Oct 2005 23:47)

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