Southern Culture on the Skids are Chapel Hill's legendary "bards of downward mobility." If you have no idea what we're talking about, you're in for a treat:
Here's some of our top four favorite song/album titles:
- Too Much Pork For Just One Fork
- Ditch Diggin'
- Plastic Seat Sweat
- Liquored Up and Lacquered Down
Here's what the band says about themselves: "[we've] always embodied a sleazy, raucous, good-natured, good-time take on the culture of the South."
Now Southern Culture is going high brow in a new curated exhibit, Lard Have Mercy! 30 Years of Southern Culture on the Skids.
Think instruments, photos, posters and recordings from deep in the band's archive - dug up, freshened up and shared by the Southern Folklife Collection.
SCOTS dropped by the WUNC studios to chat with Morning Edition's Eric Hodge:
Lard Have Mercy! 30 Years of Southern Culture on the Skids will be on display on the 4th floor of Wilson Library through Aug. 29, 2014. The exhibit is free and open to the public.