Pinkletank were an American band who created music that has occasionally been dubbed “avant garde-blues”. Their music was
characterized by bluesy melodies, shambolic instrumentation, idiosyncratic, unbound timings, the growls and shrieks of Tank's
vocals and his surreal, poetic lyrics. Throughout their career, the band’s musical direction was tightly controlled by Curtis E.
Williamson (1941 - 2010), aka Tank, who subjected the band to intense regimes of rehearsal; this tension combined with poor
salary contributing to the break-up of the original band. Tank reformed a new band of musicians under the name, but left the
music industry for good in 1982 to pursue his career as a painter.