Rock group, Florence, AL
Patterson Hood formed the grunge-punk band Adams House Cat with guitarist Mike Cooley, which the duo later transformed into Drive-By Truckers.
Patterson Hood's "Tornadoes" was originally written in 1988 in reaction to the closing concert for the Adam’s House Cat Nightmare Tour. The Nightmare Tour set list was composed almost exclusively of songs containing metaphors or imagery of trains, but the lack of the tour’s success forced Hood and his band to abandon the concept and start afresh. Hood read an eyewitness account of the tornado in the local paper the next day and wrote "Tornadoes" after reading her statement that "it sounded like a train."
Adam's House Cat, at one point labeled the best unsigned band in America by a national magazine, drew some of its biggest crowds in the region at the old Antenna Club on Madison and the New Daisy on Beale Street in Memphis.