The Hek-Atomic Cherries
Hey You Wild Animals, Put Down That Meat...
...The 25th Anniversary Edition
During the last exhastive Hek-Atomic Cherries recording session, the decision was made to re-record the entire program of Hey You Wild Animals, Put Down That Meat. The reason for this decision, was that Stephen, Charles and Wes wanted to document the chnges in the sound of the songs over the course of time as well as comemorate the departure of Jay Burton. During the time period following Jay's dismissal, the Cherries attempted to regroup after the shake up. It was evident from day one that there would be no one singer of the band's material. Based on each member's siging ability, the songs were divied up betweeen the three in order to best utilize their various vocal stylings and coordination. Not only had the vocal duties changed, but there were subtle improvements in most of the Cherries Wild Animals material. The three remaining members rediscovered their musical attachments to one another and prospered form it. The songs had never sounded better. In order to preserve these changes, Wild Animals was re-recorded in about one take. There was no simpler task for the Cherries than returning to thier humble msical beginnings and flourishing. On this, the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest bands ever to come out of the Radically Reconstructed Deep South, I would like to just like to give the Cherries my heartfelt congratuations, and wish them as much, if not more luck in the next twenty-five years.
Henry "Deez Nutz" Kissinger