MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT, The Chains of Fame Review
Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax! Records stable of recording artists, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT has been together since 1987. Since debuting, they have released 13 studio albums, and their music has been featured in a variety of films, television/cable shows and soundtracks. Featuring artist Franke Nardiello and musician Marston Daley, took the idea of an indie film concept they were working on that never came to fruition. The name stuck, upon taking the stage names Groovie Mann(Nardiello) and Buzz McCoy (Daley), they worked on creating an occult-biker meets disco-rock influence look for the project, which included a bevy of voluptuous back-up singers and dancers known as the BOMB GANG GIRLZ. This attracted the attention of indie fans and the ire of religious groups. They released their first album I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits in 1988 followed up by the hard-hitting dance floor classics “Kooler Than Jesus” and “A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed By A Make-Believe Lover Cuz It’s Hot,” which featured no-wave chanteuse Lydia Lunch on vocals. By the time they released their second album, Confessions Of A Knife (1990), they were far and away one of the biggest selling acts on the label. After a successful tour in 1991, they signed a deal with Interscope Records shortly afterwards, and the single “Sex On Wheelz” became a sizeable radio hit.
Hollywood also embraced the group, recognizing the unique cinematic aspect of their sound. The band’s music has appeared in a slew of films and tv/cable shows including, director Ralph Bakshi’s “Cool World”, Paul Verhoven’s saucy “Showgirls,” MTV’s “Beavis And Butthead”, and the cult film classic “The Crow,” in which the ensemble makes a cameo appearance performing their song “After The Flesh”. More recently the KULT was written into the story line of the 2014 film “Sexy Evil Genius” starring Seth Green. Though the names may change in the rotating back up, Nardiello and Daley are still at the helm. This year a new album is in the works, titled In The House Of Strange Affairs which debuts on February 14th. The current line-up is Groovie Mann (vocals), Buzz McCoy (keys), Mimi Star (bass), Justin Thyme (drums), Arena Rock (Bomb Gang Girl). Until then fans can enjoy a new single, “The Chains Of Fame.”
The Chains of Fame
The Chains of Fame (Single) [Explicit]
Release Date: December 31, 2018
Still filled with infectious groups and righteous lyrics THRILL KILL KULT still offers the juice with the meat. Tasty, flavor-filled and sizzling skullduggery, a single not to be missed.