Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Best of the Haze by Hasil Adkins, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Best of the Haze

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

iTunes Review

The title Best of the Haze is a bit of a misnomer; this isn't a compilation of Adkins’ recordings from throughout his career. It's an unreleased session that he recorded for the label IRS (R.E.M.'s first home) in 1993. Though the cover is misleading, the music is great. Adkins is in fine form, coaxing tribal rhythms from a guitar that sounds like it was built from a bag of rubber bands. The one thing that really differentiates this session is its massive low end, which gives previously recorded Hasil favorites like “She Said” and “Wild Man” a muscle-car rumble that hadn't before been experienced. For this reason, the songs with chugging locomotive rhythms are most memorable, particularly “Santa Claus Boogie” and “Change Them Gears,” the latter of which showcases Adkins’ infamous start-stop rhythm. As always, Hasil threw a few gentle ballads into the mix, the best of which is “Jesse’s Song,” a long, seemingly improvised love note to his girlfriend. Unlike most of the songs here, this one appears only on this album.


Born: 29 April 1937 in Madison, WV

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Hasil Adkins was a one of a kind rockabilly lunatic whose life and music were bizarre enough that if they had been a work of fiction, no one with any sense would have ever believed it. A frantic one-man band who bashed out ultra-crude rock & roll tunes about sex, chicken, and decapitation into a wheezing reel-to-reel tape machine in a West Virginia shack, Adkins spent most of his life making music in utter obscurity until he was discovered in the 1980s and became a cult favorite in the last two decades...
Full bio

Top Albums and Songs by Hasil Adkins

Best of the Haze, Hasil Adkins
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.


Influenced by this Artist