Recently, the Clementines (more on them here) frontman Andrew Marr humored County Grind and tried to get to the bottom of what Battlehooch means. Marr has a personal interest in this outcome because his band and local folk-rocker Jesse Baumann are performing with the "San Francisco Piecechow Rock" act, or psychedelic bros who would make for great tourmates for Akron/Family, tonight at Little Munich in Lake Worth.
A brief chat with Marr getting to the bottom of this pressing issue follows below.
County Grind: Can I ask you a question? What the heck is a Battlehooch?
Andrew Marr: Haha, I have no idea, it's a band's name from California.
Right I know that, but when you look in your mind, what do you see?
I see a large balloonish-type combat vehicle circa Dungeons and Dragons in 1974.
Wow, that's a pretty cool image. Is this something i can find a picture of, you think?
I would check the New York Public Library, that's the only place I've ever seen a photgraph...
Are you a D&D player yourself?
No, I've seen it destroy some friends lives, I vowed never to dabble.
According to Battlehooch, "Battlehooch is a pure nonsense word that 'combines the physical with the
absurd.' It is also a nickname for the sixth and final band member,
Grant Goodrich." So there you have it. Intrigued?