Saturday, May 5, 2007


With a name like Ballistic Kisses and a drummer who looks ready to flashdance at a moments notice, you'd be forgiven for underestimating the truly whacked nature of the article at hand. That would be a pity, as the pumping and LOUDLY synth driven demented group-chant post punk these New Yorkers deliver is something sickly beautiful and ridiculous to behold, especially given how absurdly catchy some of these cuts are. Housed in a cover by David Wojnarowicz (which should help contextualize the orbit these cats moved in) this a real wonder for minimal synth and art damage fans alike.
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Anonymous said...

Yep, a great little thing.. LP is easy to score. This was posted at Are Friends Electric towards the end of last year, so some of you may already be familiar with it.


b3A7n1k said...

Wow! I can't believe someone posted a Ballistic Kisses album. I actually still own my copy of Wet Moment; it came with a bonus 12" EP.

If you're interested in downloading it, I'll post it one of these days on my blog, Kamikaze Conniptions (on blogspot). I don't necessarily cater to a specific type of music, hence the name of the blog, but I figure you might find some of the stuff interesting.

I've scored a lot of sweet stuff on your site; thanks for keeping life interesting! Mutant Sounds was one of the first links posted on my blog.


booblikon said...

have been looking for "tough shit 'cuz you ain't rich" for only about 23 years. had a tape of it off a radio show called "Live From The Vatican" on WRUW-FM 91.1 in Cleveland. this was back when a song like that could get played at 10am on non-commercial radio and no-one would blink an eye, now they'd be fined out of business. i learned a lot about life from that number. anyway, thanks for the share and the memories, VDO.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, I was a good freind, and I watched Mike through out my years in NYC, and I have to say, he was a good freind, but the band Susanshock they had potential, but Mike was long on ambition and short on originality...

and peoples personal life say's something about they're creativity
Mike ...what can I say, I hope he's alive, somewhere ?

Anonymous said...

I still have both albums I bought new in the early 80's in LA. Heard the BK's on KSPC college radio and had to have it.
"Domestic servants, domestic servants demand a decent burial. And the music in your head, the music in your head demands a decent aerial." Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Mike is alive and well.. Livin' outta the limelight... Hiking to the tops of snowy peaks, composing poetry, and making interesting art/paintings out of batique techniques and hand parchment.