Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kirby Krackle!

One of my fave purchases at this past February's San Francisco Wondercon was a cd by two young lads that go by the name Kirby Krackle. I bought this cd without even listening to it first because, hey, if two guys are going to represent art god Jack Kirby by naming their band after him, well I wanted to support that (of course it would have sucked if their music sucked and they ended up dragging Kirby's name through the mud - but no worries, that's not what you get when you listen to Kirby Krackle). Before writing this post I did a little research on Jim Demonakos and Kyle Stevens who make up Kirby Krackle and found out that Demonakos organizes the Seattle Emerald City Convention which I've heard great things about and co-owns a chain of comic stores in Washington called The Comic Stop.

Here's a link to one of their youtube's for a song called Another New Crisis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOgiPPRug4Y. Most of their songs are very comic book centric, with titles such as Marvelous Girls and Villain Song, but you don't have to know their references to enjoy their music. One of the crazier songs that I wouldn't expect from this duo is called Teabagged (but they somehow make it sound not as out there as what the song is really about). Naked Wii is a fun song also and would probably be fun to try as well in the right company (nudge, nudge, wink, wink). Even though the cover of their cd by sometime comic artist Jim Mahfood is good, I'm going to take a couple of points off for not using a Jack Kirby image for their cover, but other than that, Kirby Krackle deserves your support!

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