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Sunday, October 5, 2008

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, at The Metro, Chicago, October 4

The Thrill Kill Kult came to town last night and dredged up quite a motley crew of fans to pack the Metro (in itself a wonderful and historic venue, go see the wiki page, really). We were surrounded by middle aged, pudgy, balding mohawked punks, younger couples in love, single guys on the prowl (a few of whom hit on us, declaring their appreciation for lesbian love, like we care!), and the usual 20-something I'll-go-to-any-gig kinda guy. Sure the music was repetitive, droning, and after the show I seriously couldn't remember a single song they did, but we danced our asses off and that's what a group like TTKK is for. The lovely MeatPocket had rarely heard the music before and since she had taken a oxycotin before the gig for her aching back, she was soon making up funny lyrics for the mostly indistinguishable ones that Groovie Mann and Buzz McCoy were singing. It should be noted, however, that most of the rest of the crowd did know the words and were chanting/yelling them at the top of their lungs throughout the show, it was amusing at all times. But not as amusing as MeatPocket's "Kill the pony!," "Green Bean Power," "Jesus Buys Breakfast," (I thought it was "Jesus something something and it's the day of the nosehairs"). So a good time was had by all.

I must say, it's the first show I've been to in quite a while where there was a mosh pit, a rather tame one, it's Chicago and the Metro afterall, but we were a bit afraid that some of those spinning out from it would emerge onto us spewing something nasty (there was quite a bit of grabbing someone and swinging them about in a circle until they couldn't stand up anymore, very amusing until they staggered your way). And one person was seen crowd surfing, the lucky bastard. I always wanted to do that!

Musically, I was disappointed to not see any guitars or even a drum kit. Yes, there were two keyboardists and three, sometimes four vocalists. The women singers were wonderful and the energy was high at times. But we couldn't help feel that it was indeed a 20th Anniversary show, it showed it's age a bit on this gig. Enjoy the tracks below, play them loud and have a few friends over to dance with, the music is still great! And check out their MySpace page to hear their new single, "Invasion" they're still putting out fresh new stuff! xoxo

Sex On Wheels mp3 My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Sexplosion
One Night Stand mp3 My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Gay Black And Married
Leathersex mp3 My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Sexplosion
A Daisy Chain For Satan mp3 My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Confessions Of A Knife
Buy their albums
TTKK on MySpace

3 comments:

meatpocket said...

hey, i like getting hit on by strange men. it's just too bad that the most interested/persistent one was too drunk to do a good job.

"hey i like your dancing, you guys turned me on, almost," he said, unsure of himself.

"almost?" i said, "that's not much of a compliment," and when he tried to touch me i just waved him away with my best "talk to the hand."

now, Balding Short Tough Guy with tattoos and piercings, who came up and grabbed our shoulders briefly, but not too long, saying cheerfully, but not creepily, "hello ladies, how are you tonight?" - you defo had a chance - you shoulda just stood near us another few minutes and we could have at least got your number.

a Tart said...

oh my wife is a shameless hussy....

meatpocket said...

SHAMELESS hahahaha

i'm waiting for one of your readers to come up to us at a show and say "hey are you tart n meatpocket?" lol.... also waiting for one of them to do that to the wrong person