A Quick Death in Texas

Album: Psychic Warfare (2015)
  • A secluded studio location was the inspiration for this song. Vocalist Neil Fallon explained: "I was staying in a kind of unique, maybe 100-year-old property, by myself. I got spooked out because I come from the East Coast and the suburbs and I was out in the woods. That was the environment that brought out 'A Quick Death In Texas' - and the locals."
  • The video was directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye, who has previously worked with Papa Roach and In This Moment, among other bands. The clip was filmed at the Wild West City western heritage theme park in New Jersey in the shadow of the Poconos. "I won't lie, I had a blast playing cowboy for a day, even if it meant getting repeatedly killed, sometimes by desperados, sometimes by trusted bandmates," said Fallon. "Originally, I was going to be drawn and quartered, but we didn't have the budget for four horses. So we opted for a traditional one-horse dragging. And Lucky, the painted roan, did a fine job of delivering justice."

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