|13 Above the Night |Interscope, 1993|
1. The Velvet Edge, 2. Delicate Terror, 3. Badlife, 4. Dirty Little Secrets, 5. China de Sade, 6. Dimentia 66, 7. Final Blindness, 8. Blue Buddha, 9. Starmartyr, 10. Electrical Soul Wish, 11. 13 Above the Night, 12. Disko Fleshpot, 13. Savage Sexteen
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult draws attention with their long name, that’s for sure. Besides that they are one of the bands counted to the industrial rock scene, however they have had 70s disco and funky music influences as well as psychedelic vibes to be found f.e. in Pink Floyd’s tracks.
Moreover hot beautiful girls feature at their show both on the stage and below it. Sexy women are significant fundamentals in MLWTTKK stage image. Can you imagine James Bond series without hot chicks? This is the same about the band. They are not an eye catcher in the line up, they are talented singers so this is how they’ve been Pepper Somerset, Jacky Blacque, Sinderella Pussie, Rhonda Bond, Viva Nova, Arena Rock, Kitty Killdare in the band line-up but also a drummer Linda LeSabre (Beat Mistress), all forming so called the Bomb Gang Girlz. Besides them there’s been a charismatic Groovie Mann, a person of many talents Buzz McCoy and Charles Levi, a specialist in adding funky groove bass lines to industrial-rock tracks.
This is the album of many, which the band released in the 90s. There’s a lot of funky vibe, psychedelic content, strange dialogues sampled out of movies and tempting female voices. My favorite track is Badlife, very funky orientated, the same thing about Disko Fleshpot or Dirty Little Secrets. Charles Levi gave a show of his bass player’s abilities in Blue Buddha.
The only one song which seem to stand out of the tracklist is Savage Sixteen with its more modern, as for the 90s music sound, stronger beat and house vibe.
13 Above the Night it’s a good point of departure to know more about MLWTTKK, but it’s not their best CD.
(Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz. Must not be used for promotional or commercial purposes. See a Legal Note for the copyrights below)