Haunted Head
Release Date: 27th May 2013
Format: CD/LP/DL
Label: In the Red 
01. Lurch
02. Su Su
03. Killer Diller
04. I Don’t Like
05. The Rad Lords Return
06. Haunted Head
07. Lady Hawke Blues
08. Let’s Go!
09. Loud & Proud
10. 222
11. Dance Me Swamply
12. Lamont’s Return
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  • ITR207 Gorilla Rose, CD/LP/DL
  • ITR166 Dracula Boots, CD/LP/DL
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CONFIRM NEW ALBUM, 'Haunted Head' for 27th May
"The Kid Congo show is one well worth watching" Loud & Quiet 

"out right irresistible" Mojo 

"no one grooves as filthy as the Kid nowadays" Stool Pigeon 

"Retro this ain't - Kid Congo waves his tattered freak flag high" Uncut 
Waking from a nap in the swamps of outer space, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds ride a geisterbahn into the hypnagogic, a place between sleep and consciousness also known as the “Haunted Head.”
Haunted Head is the third LP the quartet has oozed out for In The Red. Legendary guitar stylist Kid Congo Powers (The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) and longtime cohorts bassist Kiki Solis (Knife in the Water), drummer Ron Miller (Up The Academy) and guitarist Jesse Roberts (Sandrider, The Ruby Doe) take matters into their own mitts by having Roberts engineer and Miller mix the record at the now well-known Harveyville Project High School in Kansas.
With The Pink Monkey Birds’ cocktail of fuzz guitars, New Orleans drum beats, soulful strut bass lines and sonic ambrosia at its most potent, Haunted Head offers the purest distillation of the group’s powers. The trip of your dreams includes the “cheap and tawdry” in a tribute to dearly departed actress Susan Tyrell (“Su Su”), the morphing of Jerry Lee Lewis with Phyllis Diller (“Killer Diller”) and the plain ol’ insanity of romantic love (“Dance Me Swamply”). The band also tells you how they like “the mondos and the cholos and the weirdos and he freaks” on the rollicking “Let’s Go!” and how they don’t like “neocons in square back suits” and “throwing up in a dirty phone booth “ on the punky proclamation “I Don’t Like.” I mean, who does?
On the album’s title ballad, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds ask the listener “What’s inside your Haunted Head? Are you alive or are you dead? Are you kissing and a huggin’? Are you pushin’ and a shoving?” Perhaps only in dreams could you answer such a question. 
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