New page on SonicBids has a sneak peak at some of my new songs.
"In a recent
performance at Desmond's Tavern, Hicks jumped across
tables and lassoed chairs with a microphone cord while starring down
nonbelievers. When he called for
revolution – at the time he was spinning from a ceiling fan - the band
clicked immediately into tight punk cabaret and a friend turned
to me and said, "this is the best band ever."
“I believed him: my neck was shivering and I was ready to storm
the White House. WCC are the real thing: Crass and DK, a band for
cocktail hour, The Sound of Music, the best live band of 2001.
—Brandon Stousy, Prose Acts
“White Collar Crime is doing one helluva job re-inventing punk rock in
their own vaudeville type manor. …The band's lyrical content focuses on
a lot of political matter, yet they do so in a surprisingly catchy
-Kurt Morris, Action Attack
Collar Crime flails around at Punk Island, 2011
Sing along with lyrics to White Collar Crime Fight Song.
gets it. Hicks, lead singer/songwriter of the punk band "White Collar
Crime" and publisher of the radical Soft Skull Press is the sort of
angry young man who can scream about financial scandals and have it be
moving. This is a wonderfully anti-establishmentarian album, the kind
of album we don't see much of these days: a splendid mix of
intellectualism and seething, dangerous rage, ala the Clash and Bad
Religion before they started sucking. Which is important, because with
the guys running the country now? Their laws ARE dimwit greed, and they
HAVEN'T worked for anything, and we need to let them know that we're
upset about it. Upset enough to bust some heads.