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Based in Houston USA, ‘Texas Mod Crushers’ play punk rock songs in the old school style of
speed freak, bastard offspring of 50’s straight up rock ’n’ roll. Doing originals and a few well chosen covers, TMC are a 5 piece that formed in 2010; the name coming from a common
ownership and love of classic old British café racer bikes and a vibrant banter and camaraderie
with vintage scooter enthusiasts in and around Houston.

Most of the current line up were around when punk kicked off so are steeped in the energy and
musical revolution of that era. Co-founder, lead guitar and joint lead vocalist, Texas Dick
Mankowski has an illustrious career going back to the mid 1980’s. He believes in the classic
Gibson-into-Marshall recipe for a spicy rock tone. Lead vocals are shared with fellow co-founder,
Bassist Andrew Wupper, an aficionado of all things punk rock, and rhythm guitar is provided by
the formidable ‘Skunk’. Drums are battered by English interloper, Phil Walsh, and latest recruit,
Mel Hell on vocal duty is a renowned ‘ high priestess of Joan Jett-style music previously fronting Houston’s rock’n’punk band Zipperneck.

In early October, the band released a debut 4 track CD; ‘Just For Kicks’ in association with Ace
Corner Barber, where they headlined the Ace Corner rock event on Friday night and closed out
the whole weekend on Saturday. Just For Kicks has quickly picked up radio play and attention in
the UK. One track is featuring on the CD issued with December’s Vive Le Rock magazine
1 David Ensminger – Houston Press

With Blues rock guitar and bass alongside vocals reminiscent of Dead Kennedys, Texas Mod
Crushers play punk rock songs with an old-school speed freak twist. Vive Le Rock magazine
of TMC track ‘Papa Whiskey’ that features on their ‘RECHARGE’ CD .15 of 2016’s YearBusting
Tracks. Texas Mod Crushers; the name pretty much sums it up the fury and attitude of this pulsequickening thrashy alt-rock new CD that came our way. Café Racer Magazine – December 2016

A band that everyone needs to see live, Texas Mod Crushers will bring their Texas punk to
life in three piece suits, while playing three chord punk in style. David Garrick – Free Press
Houston 2016

You Ain’t Punk took over Fitzgerald’s on Saturday as Houston / Texas based acts performed
sets of covers of their favorite punk rock heroes…. Texas Mod Crushers took on Social
Distortion, and usually when a band decides to cover Social Distortion it turns into a poor Mike
Ness impersonation but this wasn’t the case Saturday night. The band perfectly channeled
the spirit of “Social D” nailing songs like “Sick Boys” and “Story of my Life”. Mike Damante –
Houston Chronicle 2015


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