Kid Congo and the pink monkey birds - gorilla rose 12 inch
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Gun Club co-founder, gunslinger for The Cramps and six-string stylist for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the legendary Kid Congo Powers named his new album Gorilla Rose after the artist/performer. As a teenage boy, Powers met Gorilla Rose in the emerging LA punk scene of the 70s through seminal weirdo band The Screamers. While editing his fan club newsletters at a haunted Hollywood house, a teenage Powers was also exposed to the sounds of Neu, Nico, Billie Holiday and Goblins soundtrack to the film Susperia, and along with Gorilla Rose, these past influences found their way into the Kids new full-length.
To record the album, Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds grabbed producer Jason Ward and hightailed it back to the magik gymnasium at The Harveyville Project, a high school in Kansas and also the scene of the crime of their much acclaimed 2009 release Dracula Boots. Kiki El Coyote Solis on bass and Ron The Capn Miller on drums, along with new Pink Monkey Bird Jesse The Candyman Roberts (The Ruby Doe) on guitar, keys and vocals, firms up Kid Congos squawking flock.
Brandishing thirteen all-original, glam-tastic compositions, Gorilla Rose blasts off with the 60s Chicano rock influences of explosive dance anthem Bo Bo Boogaloo. Thats just the start of a wild ride through funky but chic decadence, slip sliding rockabilly, teenage punkdom, mystic krautrock, baby-making sleaze, the best bad peyote trip you ever took and even a velvety call from the beyond. Finding inspiration in the past is what Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds do best. On this 2011 sonic trip, the Kid brings his past into the present and names it after someone flamboyant and inspired: Gorilla Rose.