The Electric Amish is an Indiana-based parody rock band that takes well-known rock standards and recasts them from a heavily tongue-in-cheek Amish perspective. The band consists of three fictional characters: Graeber Goodman (born in Las Vegas, Nevada, moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and settled in Nappanee, Indiana) on electric guitar and vocals; Carl Goodman (born in Berne, Indiana) on electric bass and vocals; and Barry Goodman (born in Goshen, Indiana) on drums and vocals. The true identities behind these personas are, respectively, Dean Metcalf (producer of The Bob & Tom Show), and brothers Barclay Grayson and Kyle Grayson—all of central Indiana.
Much of the humor in their lyrics presupposes at least a passing understanding of Amish and Mennonite cultures (for example, outsiders are called “the English”). The band rose to stardom after performing on The Bob & Tom Show, where they can occasionally still be heard.
The Electric Amish released their first album, Barn to Be Wild, in 1995, followed by Milkin’ It in 1996 and A Hard Day’s Work in 1999. They also have a song, “Farmageddon,” on the 1998 release Back in ’98, which features items from The Bob & Tom Show. While the band has not released anything since 1999, they continue to perform occasionally, mostly in the Upper Midwest US. They record on the DonkeyMonkey label. (by wikipedia)
Here´s their first album … totally crazy …but it´s fun and fun only …
I had never even heard of this group until I ran across their CD in a music store in Minneapolis. Apparently they are very popular in the Chicago area and have had alot of air time through various radio shows. I thoroughly enjoyed this CD and it took a long time to wipe the tears from my eyes after listening to it! The group is like a cross between ZZ Top and Wierd Al Yankovic. If you like classic rock mixed with a little humor and wacky lyrics, you are truly going to enjoy listening to the Electric Amish! (an amazon customer)
But these guys knows how to rock .. Enjoy this funny part of rock music !
Barclay Grayson(Carl Goodman) (bass, vocals)
Kyle Grayson (Barry Goodman) (drums, vocals)
Dean Metcalf (Graeber Goodman) (guitar, vocals)
01. We Are An Amish Band 3.01
02. Black Bonner Girls 3.17
03. Come Together (And Build A Barn) 2.38
04. Mennonite Blues 2.04
05. Amish Lady 2.29
06. My Congregation 2.52
07. Barn To Be Wild 3.28
08. Amish Country Blues 1.53
09. Mennonite Girl 3.04
10. A Girl On Theology 3.12
11. Give Me Three Pigs 3.02
12. Very Amish Christmas 2.41
I got this really very rare item from Mr. Sleeve — and I had to say thanks again !