Koo Koo Boy ‎– Every Freak For Himself!

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City Of Quality Records ‎– IRBIR 002
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Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Limited Edition
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Tracklist

A1 Life Is Very Meaningful
A2 He Lives Alone
A3 The Girls
A4 Cat Ghost
A5 Cooking For One
A6 Deep Silent Night
A7 I'm A Monster
B1 The Automatic Me
B2 Where Do You Think You're Going?
B3 Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
B4 Pop Friends
B5 Vampire Girls.

Notes

Includes inner lyric sleeve.
300 Pressed.

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johnlucas03

johnlucas03

May 9, 2017

Koo Koo Boy's "Every Freak For Himself" is a 12-track joyride, a soundtrack for a haunted theme park, a sonic antidote to Monday malaise... Sincere camp at its finest!
j.Reto

j.Reto

May 9, 2017
What was the film where the orphan boy emerges from out of nowhere and transforms the town by riling the establishment and rallying its misfits?

No matter- the story gets told every so often, as it did in Rochester, New York in the early 90s when Koo Koo Boy hula-hooped his way into our hearts and turned the underground music scene into a playground of theatrics with his trademark bleached hair, liquid blue eye-shadow, striped shirt and little black boots. Think Debbie Harry fronting The Animals at a carny show for lost souls.

The picture paints itself; and this, a full decade before mash-up music and YouTube parody bands. Before viral images and 7 second vines, when real and present fans experienced the mania that was a gritty live show, with snapping guitar strings, quaking stage risers, and a pantless boy pinwheeling his way across the stage to the clamor of frenzied fans.

This is what made Koo Koo Boy the darling of the Flower City- his unique mix of antics and earnestness. It’s no wonder that a city built on the frames of Kodak film would cast the spotlight on this post-punk waif whose persona flickered between Fellini’s La Strada and Jean Seberg’s Saint Joan.

There isn't a song on this album that I don't like. It's like a handful of Pixy Stix, each one having its unique blend of tart sweetness.
editguy

editguy

May 9, 2017
The Sixties Meets the Eighties in the Nineties. 12 bouncy, melody-driven tunes about everything from serial killers to vampire chicks, celebrity obsession ("Pop Friends"), social outsiders ("I'm a Monster") and even a 60's cover (appropriated as a proto-gay anthem) "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby". As one newspaper critic put it, "The best damn B-Movie soundtrack you ever heard".