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MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT:
Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax! Records stable of recording
artists, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult have been conjuring up sonic
tales of sex, blasphemy and kitschy horror since 1987. Along with
labelmates such as Front 242 and KMFDM, Thrill Kill Kult helped develop the
industrial music genre, but they themselves continued to evolve, creating
one of the most diverse repertoires in modern day music. Their sound can be
described as electronic rock, heavily influenced by both disco and funk,
yet touches of lounge, glam and house can also be found. One of their most
distinctive characteristics is the use of spoken-word samples lifted from
B-movies and other sources laced throughout their songs. Since debuting,
they have released 13 studio albums, a slew of singles and compilations,
and have had their music featured in many films, tv shows and soundtracks,
all the while making a reputation for themselves as one of the most
notorious and controversial cult bands of their generation.
Artist Franke Nardiello and musician Marston Daley first met while the two
were touring with the band Ministry in early 1987. Bostonian Daley
relocated to Nardiello’s hometown of Chicago later that year and the two
became friends, conspiring together to make a trashy B movie (in the style
of Russ Meyer and John Waters) to be called My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult.
While the film itself never came to fruition, the pair also wrote an EP’s
worth of music to be the soundtrack. Both worked at Wax Trax! Records in
Chicago, and when the label caught wind of their obscure project, they
became intrigued and eager to release it.
TKK (as often abbreviated) issued two more releases for Interscope, 1993’s
techno inspired 13 Above the Night, and 1994’s Hit & Run Holiday, a concept
album of sorts, which told the tale of rebellious vixen Krystal Starlust
and her fatal attraction to a drifter named Apollo. In 1997, the band
teamed up with the Rykodisc label and issued further releases, A Crime for
All Seasons (1997), a collection of 18 remixes called Dirty Little Secrets
(1999), an homage to the disco era titled Gay, Black & Married (2004), a
remix / mashup compilation named Diamonds & Daggerz (2005), and strip club
inspired The Filthiest Show In Town in 2007. During this time, the duo also
formed their own label SleazeBox Records, and released the albums The
Reincarnation Of Luna (2001), Golden Pillz: The Luna Remixes (2002), a live
recording titled Elektrik Inferno Live (2004), Death Threat (2009) and
Spooky Tricks (2013). The label also serves as a vehicle for the groups
other endeavors, Daley’s solo project Buzz McCoy and Nardiello’s Darling
Kandie, and The Katastrophe Klown.
Hollywood has also embraced the band, recognizing the unique cinematic
aspect of their music. The pair have written songs for many independent and
major films, including animator Ralph Bakshi’s ‘Cool World”, Paul
Verhoven’s saucy “Showgirls”, and the cult classic “The Crow”, in which
they make a cameo appearance performing the song “After The Flesh”.
30 years later, Thrill Kill Kult remain of the most innovative and
experimental groups of their era. They continue to release new material and
tour extensively with a rotating cast of dubious characters, however the
core of the band has always been Nardiello and Daley, both on record and in
the live act. Their live performances continue to be as hedonistic as ever,
and their loyal following lick it up!
ROSECLOUDS: From Durham, NC.