Slackeye Slim – Sullen and Desperate Characters

Slackeye Slim

Like many of the leathered-skinned, sand-blasted, sullen and desperate characters which populate his stories, Slackeye Slim seems more apparition than man, shifting in and out of the material consciousness, showing up when you least expect him, and disappearing for years at a time in between. “Giving My Bones to the Western Lands” is delightfully ambiguous, ethereal, and sparse in its articulated concepts.

Slackeye Slim

Slackeye Slim (hence SS) is an artist from Wooster, Ohio (now relocated to Cortez, Colorado, but has also been active in New Mexico, Montana and Wisconsin), see website. His real name is Joe Frankland (hence JF). The story behind the moniker name Slackeye Slim is very intriguing.

The critically-acclaimed album El Santo Grial: La Pistola Piadosa was described by the site No Depression as “what Ennio Morricone would have sounded like if he wanted to be Link Wray when he grew up. Built around themes of revenge, a man and a gun. A true masterpiece.”