Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds
Haunted Head CD
Haunted Head is the third album that Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds have oozed out.
Legendary guitar stylist Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, The Bad Seeds) and longtime cohorts bassist Kiki Solis, drummer Ron Miller and guitarist Jesse Roberts take matters into their own mitts with their cocktail of fuzz guitars, New Orleans drum beats, strutting bass lines and sonic ambrosia at its most potent.
Haunted Head offers the purest distillation of the groups powers.
The band tells you how they like "the mondos and the cholos and the weirdos and he freaks" on the rollicking Lets 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?
On the albums title track, 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 shovin'?"
Perhaps only in dreams could you answer such a question.