Posts Tagged ‘gypsy punk rock’

They Are Kranken Welpen!

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Kranken Welpen

Part Spinal Tap, part Hogan’s Heroes with teeth, these take no prisoners, self-proclaimed “gypsy punk rock legends” do much more than just play music. Their weekly serial audio drama, General Kranken Haus (episodes are featured on my DIY rock Bull Pit Podcast) reveals a layered and well thought-out mythology leaving one wondering if they are even human.

Their Gogol Bordello-inspired, riff-laden brand of metal is littered with militant posturing. Vocals, shared by Kommandant Kranken Chaos (guitar) and Professor Slaughter (bass, assorted power tools and other devices of destruction), deliver over-the-top, absurdly farcical lyrics with such ego and conviction that you will very likely find yourself on the floor laughing in hysterics (but don’t tell them that, they take themselves VERY SERIOUSLY)!

Check them out on Myspace here.

The Bull Pit #85 – 1000 Paper Stars for Mick Karn

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Mick-Karn-2I open the show with a trbute to Japan / Dali’s Car bassist, Mick Karn, who the world lost this week to cancer. Songs by Dali’s Car, Pu$$y Cow, The Hopelessly Devoted (featuromg Ian Webber of The Idyllists), Sonic Avenues, The Living Deadbeats, Moovalya amd The Vanes.

Also, Episode 9 of General Kranken Haus. GKH is a brand new comic variety soap opera featuring gypsy punk rock legends Kranken Welpen and the band The Goodys – two very different bands having to live together for their punishment, and our amusement.

Go to Podbean or iTunes to stream, download or subscribe. Bull Pit skull logo by Mike Dyson, Guerrilla808 Studios (guerrilla808@gmail.com). Music provided, in part, by MusicAlley from MEVIO.

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