No, I'm don't mean to piss on Firewater (well, the newest album totally lost me. 1st 2 excellent), but even while liking them, I sort of acknowledge that Todd sorta wears his influences on his sleeve. It's sort of like "this is my Tom Waits song...". i guess I just meant that Waco sound really...uh real. Just a big pile of influences that sound right.
Anyway, Clash doing country. That's as fair as any other comparison I guess.