A new rock band in Ohio
plans to take on the world’s social and political problems in a brand of
music inspired by Black Sabbath … and trucking.
That’s right … trucking.
The band, named JacKnife,
recently played at the Union at Ohio University, according to a recent
report by the Ohio University Post, the college paper.
Steve Kehnel, an Ohio
University graduate student and the band’s singer, told the newspaper many
of society’s problems manifest themselves in the lives of truckers on the
road, whether it's rude drivers or the disillusionment when a family diner
is replaced by a fast-food chain.
Three members of the
band have links to the trucking industry, including bassist Dan Mallory,
who said, "My dad used to be a truckdriver. He likes the idea of the
band; he thinks it's hilarious."
According to The
Post, the band also comments on truckers’ contributions to society,
positive and negative, and uses the truckdriver’s point of view to explore,
in their music, such themes as loneliness and alienation.