EGYPT CENTRAL : THE BAND IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD DESTINED FOR WORLD DOMINATION It has come to pass, just as I felt in my gut that it would, from the very first time I ever heard them on the cable music station (Rock 911) These guys have the world at their feet having gained national recognition and a legion of loyal fans across the country. Playing sold out shows everywhere they go. This band has what it takes to be THE NEXT BIG NAME TO COME OUT OF MEMPHIS…quite possibly bigger, even, than Elvis. They know what it is to have the rug jerked out from under them, yet, somehow they still landed on their feet. They know what it is to endure hardship, they know what it is to endure loss and loneliness. They know anguish and desperation, they know triumphs and unbridled success. They are a LIVING, BREATHING DEFINITION OF THAT MEMPHIS VIBE. These guys were arena ready before they ever stepped foot onstage. Now, with the addition of legendary guitar god, Chris D’abldo (BlackBone, Saliva, Smolder), brings Old School Memphis Vibe to the table.
I remember the first Egypt Central song I ever heard was “Over & Under” on the cable music channel, we had just moved to our new house in Memphis and I recall thinking, “Holy Crap! There’s a band named for that street I get lost on all the damn time!” If you know me at all, you know I get lost a lot. I’m directionally challenged and can get lost in a paper bag. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the mean streets of Memphis, Egypt Central is a road you don’t want to find yourself lost oneven in broad daylight. It’s a long damn road, it turns out, not very far from my house. About the 5th lost wrong turn, it’s getting dark, I’m getting really, really scared, and I turn a corner, wondering “WHERE THE HELL AM I?” all I see are the 2 letters E and C. I don’t know how or why I kept winding up lost out there… So I then decide to check out the band. Maybe this was the SIGN FROM GOD I was looking for. (to be cont’d)