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ARTIST
TITLE
Organized Crime
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
HIT 015CD HIT 015CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/21/2005

Armed with only his Heimorgel organ, one-man kitsch phenomenon Mambo Kurt reinterprets power punk and power rock classics from Kiss, The Ramones, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, etc., with the thickest of German accents. This first release on Hit Thing sees Mambo Kurt carrying on the traditions of Les Baxter, John Keating, Enoch Light, Herb Alpert, Ferrante and Teicher and other quirky easy-listening sound experiments. Mambo Kurt's reedy, off-kilter voice matches the hollow thinness of his organ sound and canned beats, lending an undeniably humorous delivery to these songs not normally suited to the leisure-suited. He has built a name for himself in Europe as a consummate festival performer and has curried the favor of the very musicians that inspire his work: bands like Faithless, Green Day, Rammstein and many others have expressed their admiration, and Happy Tom, the bassplayer of the Norwegian death-punk kings Turbonegro once said: "Mambo Kurt is a sexual Robin Hood!" Pick up Organized Crime for some organified rock ridiculousness.