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Tuesday 2 March 2010

Kid Congo Powers and the Pink Monkey Birds 'Rare As The Yeti'

Kid Congo Powers survived being in both The Gun Club and The Cramps. His real name is/was Brian Tristan but I think, especially looking at the picture, Kid Congo Powers suits him better. Last year he released an lp, Dracula Boots, which this track is taken from. It's a blast of cool modern garage rock, with interesting lyrics ('You're rare as the yeti, not quite as pretty'). The rest of the album is in a similar vein, some funkier songs, some covers, some instrumentals, some more garage rock. It was recorded live in a high school gym, and sounds like it (and I mean that in a good way).
By the way, just noticed, my hundredth post.

rare as the yeti.mp3

1 comment:

Swiss Adam said...

Yeah, I should've mentioned the Bad Seeds, slipped my mind in all the excitement.