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Doppelganger
Kid Creole & Coconuts
Doppelganger
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, R&B, Rock
 
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Digitally Remastered Reissue of One of the Best Overlooked Masterpieces of 80's. Kid Creole and his Coconuts Had Conquered the Concert Stage and this was Darnell's Writing Pinnacle. It's the Final Chapter of the "Mimi" Cyc...  more »

      
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All Artists: Kid Creole & Coconuts
Title: Doppelganger
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal Import
Release Date: 8/20/2002
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Disco, Electronica, New Wave & Post-Punk, Caribbean & Cuba, By Decade, 1970s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731458665328

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Album Details
Digitally Remastered Reissue of One of the Best Overlooked Masterpieces of 80's. Kid Creole and his Coconuts Had Conquered the Concert Stage and this was Darnell's Writing Pinnacle. It's the Final Chapter of the "Mimi" Cycle, Where Our Protagonist Finds that True Love is Often Just an Illusion. Each Song is Brilliantly Written and Performed by a Band that Has Been Seasoned with Intense Road Work and Success, Each One Special. Includes the Hit Cover of "if You Wanna Be Happy", Darnell's Reunion with his Brother Stoney Browder on a Remake of Dr. Buzzard's "The Seven Year Itch" and What Could have Been the Anthem of the X Generation, "Underachiever". Includes Updated Liner Notes, Rare Photos and an Interview with August Darnell. Also Includes Three Bonus Tracks: "Fireside Story (Fireside Chat)", "There's Something Wrong in Paradise (12" Mix)" and "Don't Take My Coconuts" which was Only Previously Available on a Single.
 

CD Reviews

What a classic!
08/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you don't know this record and the rest of the 'mimosa' trilogy, you are missing out on some of the most inventive music of the 80s. A combination of big band horn arrangements, R & B and dance with witty, knowing lyrics, this album is quite simply a classic."
It's about time
Perry Der | Gainesville, FL | 06/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first time out, this album played well individually as singles (though no radio stations gave it the time of day)and as a very cohesive "story album". If you like hip street latin sounds (circa 1950-1982)meshed with wit, pop culture references, and sarcastic ironic hedonism, then this disc is for you, true believers!"
The Kid's Best Ever
David Nelson | Canada | 01/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Almost 20 years of waiting have paid off: Doppelganger is now available on CD. Scathing social commentary lurks behind fresh, exciting melodies. The unique fusion of styles and sounds render Doppelganger practically timeless."