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

KAYO-001 Soka-Loka-Moki — Konk Konk Soka-Loka-Moki(7") Konk Organization KAYO-001 US 1981 Sell This Version
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RT 110T Konk Party — Konk Konk Konk Party (EP) Celluloid RT 110T UK 1982 Sell This Version
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BRW 7 Your Life — Konk Konk Your Life Sleeping Bag Records, Sleeping Bag Records BRW 7 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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DOG-001 Love Attack — Konk Konk Love Attack (Maxi) Dog Brothers Records DOG-001 US 1986 Sell This Version
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DOG BROS 003 Machine — Konk Konk Machine(12") Dog Brothers Records DOG BROS 003 US 1987 Sell This Version
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B.C. 12-2076-40 Your Life / Love Attack — Konk Konk Your Life / Love Attack(12") BCM Records B.C. 12-2076-40 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
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BWAY 480 DJ Blast — Konk Konk Blast (Single) 4th & Broadway BWAY 480 DJ US 1989 Sell This Version
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MXMRK-2050 Konk Party / Hold On To Your Mind — Konk Konk / Andwella Konk / Andwella - Konk Party / Hold On To Your Mind(7") Most Excellent Unlimited MXMRK-2050 US 2022 Sell This Version
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Compilations

SJR LP90 The Sound Of Konk (Tales Of The New York Underground 1981-88) — Konk Konk The Sound Of Konk (Tales Of The New York Underground 1981-88) (Comp) Soul Jazz Records SJR LP90 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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FUTNO30 The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988 — Konk Konk The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988(3xLP, Comp, Ltd, Col) Futurismo FUTNO30 US 2019 Sell This Version
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KON 1001 Kompilation — Konk 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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