Artist: Hellyeah

Alcohaulin’ Ass ~ Hellyeah

Hellyeah’s beginnings can be traced back to 2001 on the Tattoo the Earth tour featuring Mudvayne, Nothingface, Slayer, Slipknot and Sevendust. Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell became friends with Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray, and talked about the possibility of forming a supergroup. The following year, Nothingface toured with Mudvayne and talks to form a supergroup continued, although were constantly put on hold due to scheduling conflicts. At this time, Gray and Maxwell had brainstormed five band names.

At first, Maxwell was unsure if he would want a second guitarist as he thought Mudvayne guitarist Greg Tribbett might not be interested in the project. Tribbett approached Maxwell “out of the blue” and wanted to join the band. Nothingface drummer Tommy Sickles originally helmed the drum kit for the band’s demo, however, things did not work out and a search for a new drummer began. The band knew former Pantera and Damageplan and Rebel Meets Rebel drummer Vinnie Paul, and tried to persuade him to join the band as the drummer. Originally, Paul was unsure if he wanted to join as he had started his own record label, Big Vin Records, and was still thinking about the murder of his brother. On December 8, 2004, Dimebag Darrell was murdered while performing with Paul and the band Damageplan. After the events that day, Paul was unsure if he would return to music. The band’s persistence paid off and Paul joined the project. Paul commented about joining the project; “Everybody had their head in the right place and that let’s-tear-the-world-a-new-ass attitude”.

In their previous bands, there had only been one guitarist, so having two was a new experience for all members. Paul felt two guitarists bring back the “old school Iron Maiden thing where they play two parts and give you a grinding rhythm part with a badass melody on top”. In 2006, Mudvayne did not have any plans to tour and were taking most of the summer and fall off, while Nothingface were preparing to record their next album. The time over the summer allowed the band to pursue the project which had been talked about for years.

Alcohaulin’ Ass

Alcohaulin’ Ass is the second single from the heavy metal band Hellyeah on the album of the same name. The name is a combination of the word alcohol and the phrase “haulin’ ass”. As the song opens, Gray sings in a country-type croon, and acoustic guitars are heard in the background with typical Western-sounding effects. The song picks up into a grooving heavy-metal format, where it continues for the rest of the track.

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Come on…
A little bit of sunshine
A little bit of booze
A little bit of me
And a little bit of you
A little bit country
A little bit of blues
A slice of heaven
And a little piece of you… come on

Alcohaulin’ ass
Pour another drink in my glass
Alcohaulin’ ass
Alcohaul… in’ ass

A little bit thirsty
A little bit used
A little bit of whiskey
And a little pinch of chew
A little bit tired
And a bad attitude
A little bit of drinkin
And another piece of you

Alcohaulin’ ass
Pour another drink in my glass
Alcohaulin’ Ass
Alcohaulin’ ass
Alcohaulin’
Alcohaulin’

You drove me to it
So there was nothing I could do
You pushed me down
Split me right in two
Now I found the long hard road
Carried the weight of you
Boy oh boy god damn
Only one thing left to do

Alcohaulin’ ass
Pour another drink in my glass
Alcohaulin’ ass
Pour another drink in my glass
Alcohaul… in’ ass

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