Electronic industrial rock band My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult are hitting the road for their Evil Eye Tour: ’87-’97. And Groovie Mann, Buzz McCoy, and their bandmates have a show locally at Baltimore Soundstage on Thursday, Oct. 26.
At Baltimore Soundstage, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult — or TKK — perform songs from from their classic albums Confessions of a Knife, I See Good Spirits, Sexplosion, 13 Above The Night, and Hit & Run Holiday!
Recently, TKK reissued their seminal third full-length album Sexplosion! For the reissue, TKK returned to the scene of the crime: their original label and home, Wax Trax! Records.
Led by unexpected radio hit “Sex On Wheelz,” 1991’s ‘Sexplosion!’ became the band’s biggest album, selling in excess of 250,000 copies. The new expanded edition has been lovingly remastered from original sources and is timed to celebrate its 30th anniversary (well, 31st anniversary… thanks Covid!).
Watch the official music video for “Sex on Wheelz” by My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult on YouTube:
Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax! Records stable of recording artists, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, or TKK for short, have been conjuring up sonic tales of sex, blasphemy and kitschy horror since 1987. Along with label mates including Front 242, Ministry, and KMFDM, TKK helped develop the industrial music genre, but they continued to evolve, creating one of the most diverse repertoires in modern music.
Their sound can be described as electronic rock, heavily influenced by both disco and funk. One of their most distinctive characteristics is the use of spoken-word samples lifted from B-movies laced throughout their songs. Since debuting, they have released 13 studio albums, and their music has been featured in a variety of films, television/cable 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, two Chicago neighbors who enjoyed late night burritos while watching foreign horror movies, initially set out to make a trashy B movie to be called “My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult.” While the film itself never came to fruition, the songs they wrote for the intended soundtrack took on a life of their own.
Taking the stage names Groovie Mann (Nardiello) and Buzz McCoy (Daley), they worked on creating an occult-biker meets disco-rock influence look for the project, which included a bevy of voluptuous back-up singers and dancers known as the Bomb Gang Girlz.
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
W/ Adult., Kanga
Thursday, Oct. 26
Doors @ 7pm