...With a sound that comes across as a grittier punk rock Bruce Springsteen meets the Midwestern roots and straightforward punch of Lifter Puller, Ohio Knife make a fitting soundtrack for a rowdy, whiskey-soaked night out with the boys. Jason Snell brings raspy, two-toned howls that would make Lemmy proud, while bassist Scotty Wood and drummer Joe Suer provide a pounding backbone to make for some gloriously sleazy garage boogie. The band does it all with heart, letting you know they’re pouring themselves into every note.
BUY SCALP OR BE SCALPED
WHBV-004 OHIO KNIFE, SCALP OR BE SCALPED
Jason Snell - Vocals & Guitars
Joe Suer - Drums & Percussion
Scotty Wood - Bass & Vocals
Recorded by Ohio Knife and Paul Brumm at The Lodge in Dayton, KY, The Raeburn Ranch in Cincinnati, OH and by John Curley at Ultrasuede in Cincinnati, OH.
Mixed and produced by Jason Snell and Joe Suer at
We Have Become Vikings and The Raeburn Ranch in Cincinnati, OH.
Special thanks to:
Andrew Higley for playing all keyboards and organs.
Scott Beseler and Johnny Walker for letting us use the studio and all the great equipment at The Lodge.
Paul Brumm for helping us record and sharing his wisdom.
Dave Cupp for the Marshall head, we got a song or two out of it. Aaron Draplin for his support and all the rad Field Notes. Art Chantry for the graphics and packaging amazement.
Thank you Andrew Higley, Sara Bedinghaus, Charyl Mikles, Wednesday Wood, Nicole Zappanti, Brandon Hickle, Mike Gibboney, Shawn Abnoxious, Ringo Jones, Brian Niesz, Aaron Draplin, Brian Olive, Jason Nix, Scot Torres, Lou Suer and last but never least, Art Chantry.
All Art, Design & Packaging by Art Chantry
WHat people are saying
10 tracks of pure rock-and-Roll goodness that is sure to remind you of some of your favorite rock bands of the ’70s.
… a kick-ass rock and roll release. Raspy and bold vocals meet a hard-rock guitar feel, but don’t let that fool you. Deep down, these guys are full of Midwestern roots and create one-of-a-kind music that meets you in between classic headbanger riffs and sweet, Southern soul.
The Cincinnati band has shades of ‘70s acts like Deep Purple and Iron Butterfly, as well as newer bands like Portland rockers Red Fang, or The Sword. But when it turns things down a bit, there are also clear hints of groups like Queens of the Stone Age.
ROGUE VALLEY MESSENGER
… a blend of heavy, thrashy instrumentals and classic blues vocals.
102.1 THE EDGE
… gut-punching rock and roll.
Ohio Knife makes dynamic, no-nonsense Rock & Roll that pulsates with a buzz-saw drive and a dark, raucous soulfulness. The band is gifted and tight but not overly clinical, allowing the music to flow with an organic grace. Snell’s voice has long been one of the best in Cincinnati’s music scene and his soul-dripping rasp is perfect for Ohio Knife’s dark corners and howl-at-the-moon intensity.