MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT
TKK creators Groovie Mann and Buzz McCoy have been conjuring up sonic tales of blasphemy, sexcapades and kitschy horror for over 30 years. Their sound can only be described as a sleazy concoction of disco, rock, industrial and glam, while interlaced with their signature use of sampled B movie, often raunchy dialogue. The group's music has been featured on many soundtracks and films including "The Crow", "Showgirls" and "Cool World".
BOMB GANG GIRLZ
The Bomb Gang Girlz were formed in 1988 as the back-up group for MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT. Their voices have appeared on every TKK album, and the rotating cast of girlz have included performances by chanteuse Lydia Lunch, house diva Shawn Christopher, and Lords Of Acid "Voodoo U" singer Lady Galore. The TKK live "experience" has featured infamous singers/dancers Jacky Blacque, Kitty Killdare, Sinderella Pussie and Arena Rock, to name a few.
Written and produced by TKK's Buzz McCoy, this 2012 album "A TASTE 4 TROUBLE" is the only solo album showcasing the ladies of lust with vocals by Jacky Blacque, Vajina Jones, Beki Colada, Viva Nova, Sinderella Pussie, Arena Rock and Debbie Deathbeat.
Originally conceived by TKK vocalist Groovie Mann and guitarist/producer William Tucker (TKK, Ministry, Pigface), the duo's first album was written in Chicago in winter of 1997. Yet due to his untimely death, Tucker never saw the project to completion. Mann resurrected the project in 2001 and did the final mixing, releasing the eight song PEOPLE NEXT DOOR cd in 2002.
A Darling Kandie single, HELLO ALONE was released in 2014, and features remixes by KETvECTOR, DJ Toxic Rainbow and Buzz McCoy.
THE KATASTROPHE KLOWN
During the summer of 2012, THRILL KILL KULT's Groovie Mann took a little vacation to Italy. While there, he hooked up with TKK drummer Justin Bennett at his STUDIO 23 in Bologna. The two worked and played in the studio for a few days, and the end result was this 3 song EP titled "Groovie Mann Prestents: The Katastrophe Klown".
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 group recorded a 4 song, 7” EP titled MOOD MUSIC followed by the full length album, 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.