Chicken Ranch Records

Devil music from the Bible Belt, Chicken Ranch Records is home to Peelander-Z, The Woggles, The Clutters, Tiger! Tiger!, White Ghost Shivers, Moonlight Towers, Automusik, and many more.

Chicken Ranch Records recording artists, Starlings, TN, composed the "Z-End Theme" for this project. "UFOs spotted over Music City, USA? Just maybe…alien meddling is a pretty plausible explanation for Starlings, TN and its otherworldly hybridization of Celtic-flavored bluegrass, old-time string music and they-are-out-there psychedelia." (No Depression, 2002)

"Though still grounded in the DIY spirit of punk, Chicken Ranch's aesthetic has expanded to include Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5's 21st century cabaret, as well as the gothic bluegrass soundscapes of Starlings, TN. 'I tend to gravitate toward eclectic music,' Dickinson says. 'I like bands that aren't afraid to do their own thing.' (Austin Chronicle, 2007)



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