Q&A: Kid Congo Powers


A quick history of Kid Congo’s artistic life, please.

1976-77: President of The Ramones Unofficial Fan Club, Los Angeles chapter. 1979-80: Started the band the Gun Club with Jeffrey Lee Pierce. 1980-1983: Joined the Cramps and played on two albums, Psychedelic Jungle and Smell Of Female. 1984-1990 or so: Rejoined the Gun Club. Moved to London, then Berlin when I joined Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, made a shitload of records. 1993-present: Moved back to L.A., started the band Congo Norvell. Then moved to NYC, played with Knoxville Girls, Kid And Khan, then started Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds. After 12 years in NYC, moved with now-husband Ryan Hill to Washington, D.C., where I still play with Pink Monkey Birds and hang out with Ian Svenonius. Hanging out is an art form too, I believe.

via Q&A: Kid Congo Powers | Features | CMJ.

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