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Lon has three Ws in his life: Waylon Jennings, a good Woman, and cheap Wine. Here's the band's song "3Ws" from the Halloween 2020 show at The Gaslight Studios in St. Louis
From the band's show on Halloween 2020 at The Gaslight Studio in St. Louis, here's a rare love song from Lon, "Cross My Heart"
Everybody knows that guy -- the insecure, demeaning, lying SOB. So used to as well.....
Lon once had a loving experience in an upscale laundromat in Topeka, Kansas which caused him to skip rehab.
When Atomic Junkshot drummer Mack McBeardface was in the 10th grade, he was having a few lady problems, which only makes sense if you've seen him. So during a smoke break at school one day, he asked his physics teacher - Mr. McMinaman - if he had any tips on how to get some. Teacher said, “kid, let me quote from both the books of Mormon and the novel Dyanetics, where it says in black and white, ‘If she smokes, she pokes.’”
When Atomic Junkshot bassist Clay Mudd was attending college in Abilene, Texas back in 1971, majoring in advanced bovine husbandry, he had an unfortunate run-in with John. Q. Lawman that ultimate led to the love story of Clay's life.
From day one, it was clear Lon was cut from a different cloth. He wasn’t sure what it was, but something about him was different. One day his father explained it was his scrotum – he was born with four testicles – yet only three dropped (even to this day). And perhaps it was that unique pouch that led to the love story of a lifetime and Lon meeting his bride…perhaps.
Despite the worldly advice given to Lon by his grandmother about the correlation between women who smoke and promiscuity, finding women remained a challenge in his early years, and thus, was left to his own devices. And while Lon’s parents would not provide the veritable “birds and the bees” guidance, his great aunt Beatrice told him that the two biggest liars in the world are those who say they don’t jerk off and those who say they quit – which helped Lon quickly find his path.
In 2006, Atomic Junkshot took a break from playing the U.S. strip club circuit as we were asked to open for Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem at Wembley Stadium in London. Back stage we met Janis the Muppet who told us how difficult life had become for Kermit the Frog since he came out of the closet to his close friends.
Many years ago, Denzel and Lon were out drinking heavily and Lon became infatuated with the woman who would ultimately become his wife. Often, however - when a third party enters the mix - it can be hard for close friends who’ve never had to share one another. And such was the case when Lon married his bride. Denzel had to go through a significant adjustment in lifestyle and examine his deep, inner-feelings. Here's a love song Denzel wrote about that experience.
As the band honed its musical direction, it looked to the past and south to pull from the music of the members’ childhood – great singer-songwriters like Roger Alan Wade, David Allan Coe, Kermit the Frog and other three-named asshole troubadours. But today it’s become clear that the country music of yesteryear has faded into oblivion and evolved into a shameful integration of hip-hop and synthetic, electronic beats into country music. Thanks Florida-Georgia Line and Sam Hunt – you fucking assholes.
Every member of Atomic Junkshot is American. Really, really fucking American. And more than anything, when the band launched, it was intent on using its musical platform to capture the essence of what makes America great, sexually dynamic, and dominant on the world’s stage – and this commitment continues today. We're talking about what is essential to the fabric of these United States like Ric Flair, Budweiser, Chuck Norris, jorts, Moutain Dew, herpes, reading bible verse, Tindr, pickup trucks, Toby Keith and more. And if you ain't down with that – you can move to Delaware and ride a high hard one.