Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Kid Creole & Coconuts|
Kid Creole Redux
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, R&B, Rock, Latin Music
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Some of the best music you've probably never heard
Daniel Jolley | Shelby, North Carolina USA | 04/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Way back in the mid-80s, I saw Kid Creole's Endicott video. I initially liked it because it was funny, but gradually its unusual style and sound convinced me to buy a Kid Creole and the Coconuts album. Thus began a quest that would last several years. Since Kid Creole is, as far as I can tell, essentially unknown here in North Carolina, I all but gave up hope of ever finding this album. I must say it was well worth the wait. There is not a bad song to be found here. Even Kid Creole's cover of "If You Wanna Be Happy" is refreshingly good. I can't really describe this music because it is so different from anything else I have heard--it always gives me the distinct feeling of sitting on some Caribbean beach with my eyes closed, sipping a fruity drink, listening to the waves come in. It's fun and sure to make you feel good.It really is difficult to understand why music this unique and enjoyable is not wildly popular--blame the radio stations who won't play it because Kid Creole delivers an incredible musical experience. I hope you will follow my lead and purchase this album despite any doubts associated with never hearing any or all of it; some of the best tapes and CDs I have are recordings I took a chance on, and this one is at the top of that list. Share it with your friends or simply enjoy it yourself while you feel sorry for all of the people who have been denied a chance to experience Kid Creole and the Coconuts."
Perhaps the most underrated music in the USA.
Gordon C. Duus | Glen Ridge, NJ USA | 11/05/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kid Creole and the Coconuts have spent years creating some of the most infectious music anywhere! A dazzling mix of R & B, salsa, big band jazz, and rock 'n' roll, with a stage show that is second to none (and used in major motion pictures). They fit into none of the commonly used categories of music. It seems they have not been properly promoted. As a result, they have been largely overlooked. A terrible shame. But don't take it from me - listen to the music. Hear for yourself! This CD has some of his (August Darnell's-he's the Kid) best music, although it would be great if they'd issue "In Praise of Older Women", and all their old albums, on CD. We can only wait and hope."
Fun music, funny lyrics
Keith Chia | N.A., N.A. Singapore | 06/29/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The sound of Kid Creole & The Coconuts is typified by 2 things - fun Carribean music with lots of beat and funky horns that will throw you back to the last laid back holiday you took, and humorous lyrics that are bound to make you giggle when the words of the songs suddenly strike you. Here's a little sample for those who've not heard Kid Creole's music - "Oh Annie, I'm not your Daddy; if I was in your blood, then you wouldn't be so ugly!"Eat your heart out, Michael! (reference to Billie Jean, of course).For those who are into rap, Kid Creole does that too! Check out Stool Pigeon for some mean rap! Stool Pigeon was voted one of the best single of the year 1982 by New Musical Express. Chart-wise, Kid Creole only managed 3 successful singles in the UK in 1982, namely "I'm A Wonderful Thing (Baby)", "Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy" and "Stool Pigeon". That was Kid Creole at its peak. Thankfully, all of them could be found on this CD."