MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT creators Groovie Mann and Buzz McCoy have been conjuring up sonic tales of blasphemy, sexcapades and kitschy horror for nearly 30 years.Their sound can only be described as a sleazy concoction of disco, rock, lounge, industrial, glam; interlaced with their signature use of sampled B Movie dialogue. The band's music has been featured in many films, tv and soundtracks including "The Crow", "Showgirls" and "Cool World".
The "girls" were formed in 1988 as the live back-up troupe of singers/dancers for the band MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT. They have performed on nearly every THRILL KILL KULT album, yet their 2012 "A TASTE 4 TROUBLE" cd, written and produced by TKK's Buzz McCoy, is their only solo release to date.
Originally conceived by THRILL KILL KULT vocalist Groovie Mann and guitarist/producer William Tucker (TKK, Ministry, Pigface), the band's first album was written during the winter of 1997, but due to an untimely death, Tucker never saw the project to completion. Mann finished mixing the album and released PEOPLE NEXT DOOR in 2002. More recently, the single HELLO ALONE was released in 2014, which features remixes by KETvECTOR, DJ TOXIC RAINBOW and BUZZ McCOY.
During the summer of 2012, THRILL KILL KULT's Groovie Mann went to Italy to collaborate on some new music with TKK drummer Justin Bennett at his STUDIO 23 in Bologna. The end result was a 3 song EP titled "Groovie Mann Prestents The Katastrophe Klown". Plans for a full album are in the works.
The band was formed in Chicago in 1978 by bassist Marty Sorenson and vocalist Franke Nardiello (aka Groovie Mann of THRILL KILL KULT), along with drummer Harry Rushakoff (Concrete Blonde) and guitarist Tom Hoffman, who was subsequently replaced by Al Jorgensen (Ministry). The band recorded a 4 song, 7” EP titled MOOD MUSIC followed by the full length LP, TOO MUCH SOFT LIVING in 1980, all the while making quite a stir in the emerging Chicago punk /new wave scene, opening for such acts as IGGY POP, THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS and WAYNE COUNTY.
DJ TOXIC RAINBOW won the Beatport.com TKK REMIX CONTEST in 2013, remixing the classic track "Kooler Than Jesus". He has since contributed remixes to TKK's 2014 album SPOOKY TRICKS, and Groovie Mann's side project DARLING KANDIE.