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I Wake Up Screaming
     

I Wake Up Screaming

by Kid Creole & the Coconuts
 

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Just like last time out, the sticker on the outside reads "First new studio album in 10 years!," but this time August Darnell's revival of his Kid Creole persona is a winning return to form with none of the forced fun of 2001's Too Cool to Conga! Here the smart part of the Kid's humor is played up, and the audience is eased into it with the surprisingly small

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Just like last time out, the sticker on the outside reads "First new studio album in 10 years!," but this time August Darnell's revival of his Kid Creole persona is a winning return to form with none of the forced fun of 2001's Too Cool to Conga! Here the smart part of the Kid's humor is played up, and the audience is eased into it with the surprisingly small "Stony and Cory," an intimate and welcome example of the group's "Cab Calloway in post-punk N.Y.C." style. The title track brings even more memories as Darnell borrows the hook from his own "Ticket to the Tropics" -- a composition he gave away to ZE Records artist and cold chanteuse Cristina -- while supremely stylized love songs ("Long Live the King"), tasty cocktail salsa cuts ("Verily Verily Verily"), and flashy, showy tracks ("Attitude") all combine in that classic Coconuts fashion, offering what might be their best full-length effort since 1982's Tropical Gangsters. The Kid's voice has aged, lowered, and mellowed, but otherwise you'd think this witty genre-spanning, time-jumping collection of tropical kitsch and too-cool nostalgia came from the group's golden era.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2011
Label:
Strut Records
UPC:
0730003305528
catalogNumber:
55

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Performance Credits

Kid Creole & the Coconuts   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Peter Zummo   Horn
Andy Butler   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Yogi Horton   Drums
Jimmy Ripp   Electric Guitar
Peter Schott   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Jacob Andersen   Percussion
Mark Anthony Jones   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Oroh Angiama   Bass
Mike Smith   Keyboards
Kid Creole   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Christian Douglas   Bass
Edgar Jones   Flute,Saxophone
Poul Reimann   Piano,Keyboards,Soloist
Yas Inoue   Percussion
Chris Storr   Trumpet
Barnaby Dickinson   Trombone
Claes Antonsen   Drums
Coffee Keeps   Balafon
Mikkel Riber   Bass
Brennan Green   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Bongo Eddie   Percussion
Thomas Andersson   Guitar
Father Grey   Acoustic Guitar
Eva Tudor-Jones   Background Vocals
Elvira Jones   Vocals
Dave Imby   Drums
Dario Darnell   Organ,Percussion,Drums,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Daniel Sitrit   Background Vocals
Lorne Ashley   Bass,Percussion,Background Vocals
Patrick Rowland   Horn Engineer
Savanna Darnell   Background Vocals
Coconuts   Background Vocals
Pampam Sisters   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Joe Barbaria   Engineer
Andy Butler   Composer,Producer
August Darnell   Composer,Producer
Michael Frondelli   Engineer
Steve McManus   Stage Manager
Matt Thame   Graphic Design
Brennan Green   Additional Production
Dario Darnell   Engineer
Janet Ornestein   Personal Assistant
Lorne Ashley   Engineer
Patrick Rowland   Engineer

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