Konk

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Members:
Dana Vlcek, Shannon Dawson, Angel Quinones, Scott Gillis, Geordie Gillespie, Richard Edson, Johnny Sender.
Formed in 1980 in New York City, KONK was a band that emerged during a period marked by the post-punk/new wave and disco scenes which were prevalent at the time. KONK won the attention of both scenes by playing a hybrid of the two musical styles which involved the blending of a new wave attitude with the carefree nature of disco's dance crowd. KONK's musical influences ranged from Afrobeat, jazz, and funk to hip hop. Given these influence KONK's style is noted as being highly percussive, and containing simple, yet strong, backing bass lines. As part of New York’s post-punk dance scene they regularly played alongside groups such as Liquid Liquid, Bush Tetras, ESG, The Peech Boys and The Lounge Lizards. They have been featured in a recent book by David Byrne and others on the New York post-punk scene.
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Albums

TWI 143 Konk - Yo! album art Konk Yo! (Album) Les Disques Du Crépuscule TWI 143 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
RTL-37 Konk - Now N.Y. album art Cosmetic Vs Konk Cosmetic Vs Konk - Now N.Y.(LP, Album, Promo) Japan Record RTL-37 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
B.C. 33-2137-43 Konk - Jams album art Konk Jams (Album, Maxi) Dog Brothers Records B.C. 33-2137-43 Germany 1988 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

KAYO-001 Konk - Soka-Loka-Moki album art Konk Soka-Loka-Moki(7") Konk Organization KAYO-001 US 1981 Sell This Version
RT 110T Konk - Konk Party album art Konk Konk Party (EP) Celluloid RT 110T UK 1982 Sell This Version
BRW 7 Konk - Your Life album art Konk Your Life Sleeping Bag Records, Sleeping Bag Records BRW 7 UK 1984 Sell This Version
DOG-001 Konk - Love Attack album art Konk Love Attack (Maxi) Dog Brothers Records DOG-001 US 1986 Sell This Version
DOG BROS 003 Konk - Machine album art Konk Machine(12") Dog Brothers Records DOG BROS 003 US 1987 Sell This Version
B.C. 12-2076-40 Konk - Your Life / Love Attack album art Konk Your Life / Love Attack(12") BCM Records B.C. 12-2076-40 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
BWAY 480 DJ Konk - Blast album art Konk Blast (Single) 4th & Broadway BWAY 480 DJ US 1989 Sell This Version

Compilations

SJR LP90 Konk - The Sound Of Konk (Tales Of The New York Underground 1981-88) album art Konk The Sound Of Konk (Tales Of The New York Underground 1981-88) (Comp) Soul Jazz Records SJR LP90 UK 2004 Sell This Version
FUTNO30 Konk - The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988 album art Konk The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988(3xLP, Comp, Ltd, Col) Futurismo FUTNO30 US 2019 Sell This Version
KON 1001 Konk - Kompilation album art Konk Kompilation(LP, Comp) Not On Label KON 1001 Unknown Sell This Version

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aioffermann

aioffermann

May 14, 2020
Konk is the best! Raw, energetic, and live dance jams from New York City!

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