Tag Archives: Kid Creole + The Coconuts

Monk Melts Down: Is There Room For Barry Manilow In The Record Cell?

There are all sorts of anomalies out there that manifest to give me conundrums to chew on. For certain there are those examples of False New Wave [a.k.a. “faking it“] but for every ex-hippie trying to fit into the new … Continue reading

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The Night Of The Proms: Middlebrow Eurokitsch?…Or The Final Frontier Of Your Obsessive Collection?

It was during the medium-high internet record collecting years around the turn of the century, that I became aware of a European phenomenon called “The Night Of The Proms.” This was begun in 1985 in Belgium by two students and … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2022 Dangles Monkbait…I May Have To Act [part 1]

Ah yes. Record Store Day. That fake holiday that doesn’t give, but instead, takes. It’s coming again this year, and pandemic be damned, they are going ahead with the traditional April 23rd time frame. None of the periodic “drops” throughout … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide to “A Christmas Album” on ZE Records [part 3]

ZE Records: A Christmas Record FR CD [2004] Lisi: My Silent NightMaterial With Nona Hendryx: It’s A Holiday Alan Vega: No More Christmas Blues Cristina: Things Fall Apart [1982] Miss OD & Gentlemen League: Bells Of Christmas The Waitresses: Christmas Wrapping Lio, … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide to “A Christmas Album” on ZE Records [part 2]

[Continued from previous post] “Christmas On Riverside Drive” was under the name of August Darnell, but it was the furthest thing from a solo track as obviously all of the Coconuts were in tow for the full Kid Creole experience. … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide to “A Christmas Album” on ZE Records

ZE Records: A Christmas Record UK LP [1981] Material With Nona Hendryx: It’s A Holiday August Darnell: Christmas On Riverside Drive Charlélie Couture: Christmas Fever Suicide: Hey Lord Cristina: Things Fall Apart The Waitresses: Christmas Wrapping Was (Not Was): Christmas … Continue reading

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Record Review: Cristina – Sleep It Off [part 2]

Cristina: Sleep It Off Euro CD [2004] What’s A Girl To Do Ticket To The Tropics The Lie Of Love Quicksand Lovers Rage & Fascination Ballad Of Immortal Earnings She Can’t Say That Anymore Blue Money Don’t Mutilate My Mink He … Continue reading

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