In 35 brief minutes the Sexy Weirdos manage to cover a startling amount of ground on this, their sleek second album. Kill the Beast takes its influences from disparate cultures and movements such as rabble rousing two tone on "Tequila Song","Raggle Taggle Gypsy"'s explosive make over for the twenty first century festival scene or the apocalyptic swing of the title track. The result is a surprisingly cohesive set of songs, all infused with the trademark Weirdo energy, successfully captured on record. The band have taken a mains-wired blender to the last fifty years of popular music and dared it to dangle its naughty bits in.
Recorded and produced by Gavin Monaghan (Editors, Carina Round, The Destroyers), Kill the Beast's conception was helped along by rock and roll history. The band borrowed The Clash's tuba player (from Sandinista!), Bowie's mixing desk, Joy Division's guitar and even Ned's Atomic Dustbin's drum kit to add their own voice to rock and roll's delightful history.
released May 7, 2014
Johnny Kowalski - Vocals and Electric guitar
Matthew Osborne - Drums and backing vocals
John-Joe Murray - Violin and backing vocals
Simon Noons - Trumpet
Chris Yates - Bass guitar
Ellie Chambers - Trombone
David Yates - Tuba
Call Me Unique - Vocals on track 10
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Magic Garden Studios, Wolverhampton, February to March 2014.
Engineered by Gavin Monaghan and Joe Murray.
Produced by Gavin Monaghan, John-Joe Murray and Matthew Osborne.
All lyrics by Johnny Kowalski except 6 (traditional)
Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 written by Johnny Kowalski,
Tracks 1, 10 written by John-Joe Murray.
Tracks 6, 7 traditional
All tracks arranged by Johnny Kowalski, John-Joe Murray, Matthew Osborne and Simon Noons.
Additional parts by Chris Yates, David Yates, Ellie Chambers, Phil Wilkins and Call Me Unique
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