Honky front man Jeff Pinkus has had a long and illustrious career in the punk rock underground. From 1986 - 1994, he did time with the infamous Butthole Surfers. Widely known for their crazed psychedelic, freak-core style of punk rock, the band toured nationally and internationally, playing for a massive cult following. One of the most distinctively unique bands of the era, The Butthole Surfers were one of the few bands of the hardcore, underground 80s to actually survive the decade as a unit. In addition, they continue releasing records up into the present.
By contrast, Honky is less about the psychedelics and more about the rock. With a long lineage of 60s and 70s influences to draw on, the band filters them through a Texas-sized swagger that includes country, hard rock, southern metal and good old-time punk rock.