Kevin K And The Real Kool Kats

Addiction (Lolli35cd)
The Best Of Kevin K - New York, New York... (ICB14)

Iīve seen Kevin K mentioned quite a few times, along names like Nikki Sudden, Dave Kusworth, Freddy Lynxx and Johnny Thunders. Never gotten into his music though, until I found this in my mail-box. Heīs released an impressive bunch of records since he first started playing the New York scene in the late 1970īs, rocking out with the best of the best - Ramones, Dead Boys and New York Dollsī Johnny Thunders, Jerry Nolan and Sylvain Sylvain. Thatīs one hell of a cv if you ask me! Addiction came out last year, with the french The Real Kool Kats backing him up. And itīs a riff-o-rama of a record, loaded with trashy themes from the NYC streets, you can almost smell Avenue D! The Heartbreakers classic, One Track Mind, fits right in, and with female backing vocal, itīs lifted to a new height. As a fan of the afore mentioned bands, Kevin K is highly recommended for all sleazters yearning for a cool melody, excellent song-writing, and just waiting for the tube to the Bowery. 
New York, New York is a best of collection of his solo recordings from 1996 up to 2002, crammed with gems from the class of NYC punk and rockīn roll. This record has been an instant classic from when I first pushed play, and if there was justice in love, justice in the music-biz - New York, New York wouldīve been your nighttime soundtrack, baby!
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1. march, 2005
**Ringo Kid**