• If you love rock 'n' roll at its purest and greasiest, rock that lurches and staggers and soars, you'll recognize a kindred spirit in Charlie...it'll strike a Pavlovian chord that will remind you of so many great nights in so many great bars with so many great bands, some of whom you may only dimly remember as well. But it's that feeling, that power surge, that conviction that rock just can't get any better than this – that feeling is what you can never forget.

    — No Depression
  • At the time only Jeffrey Lee Pierce and the Gun Club was coming close to Pickett and company’s jagged blend of punk-blues. Bonafide Southern-fried junky rockandroll exiled from main street with due cause, this here was the real dark side – death letters, America on horseback, Flannery O’Connor’s mayhem and Old Testament retribution – dangerous music that would ultimately be cleaned up and packaged to the public under the rubric Americana many years later. In hindsight they fairly blew their jangly brethren out of the water.

    — The Scene
  • Pickett forged his brawling-roots mix of Johnny Thunders, Sun Records and trailer park Lou Reed in Florida bars, then bottled it to in-your-face effect on hot vinyl...That rattle 'n' smack now sounds raucously prescient. like a long-lost high-time link between the Replacements and the Drive By Truckers.

    — David Fricke, Rolling Stone
  • Situating themselves at the crossroads where Johnny Thunders and Son House intersect, Charlie whipped up a bad voodoo vibe of heroin rock and midnight blues. These guys were one of the undiscovered giants of the late eighties.

    — Peter Buck, R.E.M.
Hometown: 
Miami, FL

A relic of the fertile and groundbreaking underground music scene of the Southeast in the early 80's.

 

Compilation Tracks: 
Recommended if You Like: 
Lou Reed
The Yardbirds
Jason and the Scorchers
Flamin' Groovies
The Replacements

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