mercoledì 29 aprile 2009

Kinky Machine "Bent"



Louis Eliot è un talento. Uno che nei Rialto scrive pezzi così struggenti, romantici e carichi di pathos..beh, merita solo applausi. Però prima dei Rialto c'erano i Kinky Machine. Che in qualche frangente già fanno intravedere quello che saranno i Rialto...certe ballate sono davvero intense, ma in altri momenti sprizzano pop e melodia da tutti i pori. Un gran bel secondo disco questo! (1994 MCA)

L'NME parla così del gruppo:
Kinky Machine were initially categorized as a mod/glam quartet by the UK music press after they formed at the end of 1991. Comprising Louis Eliot (vocals, guitar), Julian Fenton (drums) and Jonny Bull (guitar), they were signed to Lemon Records in April 1992. Two Top 10 independent chart singles followed. Initial support slots to Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Manic Street Preachers led to press observations that they offered a halfway house between the Only Ones and Mott the Hoople. They built a substantial live following at this time, with swaggering singles such as "Going Out With God", "Swivelhead", "Supernatural Giver" and "Shockaholic". They also appeared at the 1992 Phoenix Festival. All four of the singles were included on their debut album, by which time they had enlisted new bass player Nick Powell. Although it received a warm critical reaction, the group were then overtaken by the New Wave of the New Wave - in particular, bands such as S*M*A*S*H and Elastica who had begun their careers as support acts to Kinky Machine. A second album, Bent, followed in 1995. As Eliot told the press at this time: "We write about what we know about - bad sex, cheap drugs". It featured the excellent single "10 Second Bionic Man". Afterwards, however, the group began to suffer from problems at their new record label, MCA Records. By the end of the year Kinky Machine had moved to a new label, EastWest Records, and recruited a new drummer, Anthony (Fenton went on to work with the Lightning Seeds). After releasing a final single, Eliot and Bull reinvented themselves as Rialto.

- 10 Second Bionic Man
- Gooseberry Fool
- Dolly Mixture Kid
- Cut It Down
- Nosebleed
- Lounge Dummy
- Pissing In The Snow
- Alsatians
- Wet Cigarettes
- Christopher
- Chemical Lullaby
- Last Song

KINKY MACHINE

2 commenti:

  1. You won't find a songwriting talent like Louis Eliot but once in a decade. He's my absolute favourite. Best tunes, best lyrics ever. Listening to his songs has changed my attitude towards life...

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  2. Thanks so musch for this post, I loved this music back in my teens, great to hear it again.

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