Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dracula Boots

I love In The Red for putting out records like this. Kid Congo Powers is the stage name of Brian Tristan, best known as a member of The Gun Club, The Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. He also gets bonus points for being the president of The Ramones fan club in 1976. With a few friends known as the Pink Monkey Birds, Kid Congo recorded the Dracula Boots album, which reminds me of a soundtrack to some old campy B movie. It sounds like rock 'n roll inspired by Rocky Horror.
from Midheaven:
"The legendary Kid Congo Powers returns to the psychedelic jungle with a stripped-down, no-frills set of volcanic songs. The premier voodoo guitarist for seminal sexy, swampy bands like Gun Club, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, and The Cramps, Powers is a restless aesthete whose earlier solo efforts explored and mixed genres. With Dracula Boots, he comes back to his roots as a crackerjack guitarist playing the primitive music that inspired him-- the raw sounds of garage and early Chicano rock. You will dance your way from the cradle to the grave, and beyond."


Aaron Robert Hall said...

Ha! That is awesome. I really liked Bobo Boogie. Takes me back to the tunnel vision days on the couch while "Rare As The Yeti" feels like and old lost B-side-cut on your dusty skateboard anthems mixtape. He definitely brought it way back with this one.

Mr. Curiosity said...

Totally. It's a cool listen from front to back. Glad you dig it.

ThisSceneIsDead said...

Rare As The Yeti - da bomb!

Just heard it for the first time on Andrew Weatheralls Rotters Golf Club radio show podcast... ace!