''Tallapoosa Woman' is an album you have to pick up if you're in the mood for something raw and dirty.' Adriana Chavez, The Listening Booth The following is excerpted from Texas Handgun magazine. It sums us up better than we ever could: Who are The Raggies and why is their Singer Giving Me a Lap Dance? by Charles Honeywell First off, some of you may be wondering why we're doing a rock and roll story in a gun magazine. It started off as run of the mill article on a gun collector, Jack Kilpatrick of Las Cruces, who owns a bunch of pre-ban full auto AK's and SKS's, as well as a serious collection of weapons previously owned by South American drug lords, such as a gold plated AR-15 with a tiger maple stock, previously owned by Pablo Escobar. We were going to meet at a Las Cruces bar called El Patio for drinks and an interview. At the last minute, he told me that his band, the Raggies, had to take over a gig for another band who had canceled, and asked me if I wanted to see the show. I was 30 minutes from Cruces at the time and he offered free beer, so I figured, "Why not?" What I got that night was far beyond the limits of rock and roll. Half the band wore skintight spandex, something I hadn't seen since the '80's. The harmonica player, "Diamond" Dave Lavetts is reputed to be the world's 6th greatest Jewish harp player. Kilpatrick wielded his Reverend Charger guitar with the same macho authority with which he aims his man-stopping autos. Last but certainly not least, is their ho-bag singer, "Little" Kim Foxxxe, who looked like she'd walked in off the set of a stroke film. During the band's encore, the Divinyls' "I Touch Myself", she came into the audience and gave me a lap dance that made me have to keep my hat over my fly on my way out the door. We ended up on this remote pecan farming compound where the band rehearses and records. Somebody whipped out some cheap Mexican tequila. The sun rose to find me in a field of trees in perfect rows. I was vomiting and my ears were ringing from automatic weapon fire. I never got to see the Escobar piece-he said it was at his mother's house-but, by God, I rocked. The Raggies tour Texas from time to time. Check 'em out. They're our kind of people.
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