Hickory North Carolina products the FLAT TIRES have been burning a trail up and down the east coast for the past few years, bringing their brand of “mean-ass jukejoint rock-n-roll” to countless bars, honky-tonks and music venues from New York City to FT Lauderdale Florida. During this time, they’ve been barred from venue's, labeled “devil-worshipers”, broken up marriages, witnessed numerous stabbings and shootings, played through and or been the cause of countless barroom brawls, received numerous injuries including but not limited to broken teeth and facial lacerations from flying beer projectiles.
Somewhere during the chaos they were picked up by three independent record labels, put out two full length Cd's, a split 7'', a demo, and have had their music put on 5 different record label compilations; the latest of which is a double Vinyl L.P. compilation with the likes of Supersucker's Eddie Spaghetti, the Dwarves' Black Dahlia, ANTiSEEN and the CandySnatchers. They have shared the stage with the likes of WAYNE THE TRAIN HANCOCK, UNKNOWN HINSON, ANTiSEEN, 9 POUND HAMMER, JOE BUCK YOURSELF, THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS, MURDER JUNKIES, BOB WAYNE & THE OUTLAW CARNIES, the DEXTER ROMWEBER DUO, JB BEVERLY & THE WAYWARD DRIFTERS, CRANK COUNTY DAREDEVILS and DAVID CHILDERS & THE MODERN DON JUANS. They have also made countless legions of fans that span out nationwide, and have put down more Pabst Blue Ribbon than most of the folks they’ve played for combined.
Review in Maximum Rock N' Roll for Split 7 Inch
"The FLAT TIRES side gives bar rock a good (well better) name. I could see them making a horde of liquored-up cretins lose their shit. Fuckin' revved-up, wild rock n roll, with a bit of heavy edge, reminding me of the sweet (but lyrically sketchy) CHINESE MILLIONAIRES song off the Blasts from the Basement 7" comp. The lyrics are not exactly inspiring ("Goddamn woman, get outta my face / Gonna have to put you in your place") while the second song denigrates those domestic partners who would come between the band and their bros binging at the bar. You're a dumbass that you're in such a relationshit anyway. FLAT TIRES is some shit Bruce R. would play loud as fuck and say hell yeah. I rate it short of crucial, but I see what he's getting at. (JM)"