Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds

Ex Gun Club,Cramp & Bad Seed  Kid “Congo” Powers brings his latest incarnation The Pink Monkey Birds to Stockton on May 26th for a Bank Holiday extravaganza.

15 - Kid Congo

Waking from a nap in the swamps of outer space, Kid Congo & The Pink
Monkey Birds ride a geisterbahn into the hypnagogic, a place between sleep
and consciousness also known as the “Haunted Head”.
“Haunted Head" is the third LP Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds has
oozed out for In The Red Records. Legendary guitar stylist Kid Congo
Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) and
long time cohorts, bassist Kiki Solis (Knife In The Water), drummer Ron Miller
(Up The Academy), and guitarist Jesse Roberts (Sandrider, The Ruby Doe)
take matters into their own mitts by having Jesse engineer and Ron mix the
record at the now well-known Harveyville Project High School in Kansas.
“Haunted Head” reflects the band at its purest distillation. The Pink
Monkey Birds create a cocktail of fuzz guitars, New Orleans drum beats,
soulful strut bass lines, and sonic ambrosia from beyond. The trip of your
dreams includes the “cheap and tawdry” in a tribute to dearly departed
actress Susan Tyrell (“Su Su”), the morphing of Jerry Lee Lewis with Phyllis
Diller (“Killer Diller”) and the plain ol’ insanity of romantic love (“Dance Me
Swamply”). The band will also tell you how they LIKE “the mondos and the
cholos and the weirdos and he freaks” on the rollicking track “Let’s Go!” and
how they DON’T LIKE “neocons in square back suits" and "throwing up in a
dirty phone booth “ on the punky proclamation “I Don’t Like”. I mean, who
does? In the title ballad “Haunted Head”, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey
Birds ask the listener “What’s inside your Haunted Head? Are you alive or are
you dead? Are you kissing and a huggin? Are you pushin’ and a shoving?
“. Perhaps only in dreams could you answer such a question.


Tickets are available from the venue & on line here and are already flying out for this one.


Support from The Dead Indians & Girl Sweat

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