she had played in bands as far back as high school,
Tex is most well known as the lead singer in Tex
an LA band that formed in the early 80's in the wake
of the spooky desperado punk of the Gun Club. Their
sound was half Howlin' Wolf, half Johnny Cash, with
a dose of good ol' dive bar rock n' roll tossed in.
Tex was wild, free, and sexy as hell, and her band was
young, mean, and ready for anything. Of course, LA loved
‘em, and they remained club favorites for years. They
released three myth-making albums while together, all
on Enigma Records – a self-titled EP in 1984, their
only full-length album, “ Life's So Cool
” in 1985, and their coda, the live-in-Holland
epic “ Tot Ziens ”, in 1986.
The live album has then-new songs, as well as Horseheads
classics, and includes fantastically bizarre between-song
banter from Tex about how she thought Reagan and Gorbachev
should've played checkers together, and then maybe blow
each other. All three records are full of authentic
gut-bucket rock n' roll, full of slink, venom, heart,
and many, many empty bottles of whiskey.
& the Horseheads' band members were: Texacala Jones,
Mike Martt, Gregory "Smog" Boaz and David
"Rock" Thum. They released two records, a
self-title in 1984 and Life's So Cool , produced by
Eaters member John
Doe , in 1985.
songs dealt with themes of heartbreak, love, drug and
alcohol dependency, grief, loss, and financial difficulty—all
a testament to their destitute roll-and-tumble lifestyle,
as well as Texacala's real-life struggles with alcohol
and heroin in the latter half of the 1980s.