Kings of Nuthin'
"Fight Songs" CD
Genres: rockabilly, blues-punk
PO Box 7112
Burbank, CA 91510 USA
Mar 17 - 23 2003
you're getting tired of all that carbon-copy three-chord punk stuff
out there? Sure, it's fun and everything, but you're always faced with
that feeling that you've heard it all before. Well, now's the
perfect time for you to check out The Kings of Nuthin'.
An eight-piece rockabilly/blues-punk ensemble out Boston, MA, The
Kings of Nuthin' produce their funky sound entourage by way of two
saxes, piano, washboard, drums, guitar, bass, and vocals. Their
songs are all delightfully raucous romps, seeing them jump and smash
through jazz, blues, rockabilly, and even ska territory without a
missed beat in sight - from beginning to end, Fight Songs never
Better songs include "The Kinds Will Have No Say" and
"Another Year", the latter of which includes some really
rowdy sax playing and a short solo that works to build tension.
Other notable inclusions are "La Chupacabra," a spirited,
surf-esque instrumental, and "Nuthin' To Lose," a slow n'
gritty number that isn't far off from early beatnik-jazz club fare.
The Kings of Nuthin' are poised to become big on the punk
scene, I can see it now. Sooner or later, venues will be crowded
with suit wearin', jump n' jivin' fans, dancing about like there's no
Fun Fact: The band's piano can be a
real nightmare while touring. It's weight has already caused
their new van to blow its motor, and, well, you can imagine what it's
like while traveling by plane...
11 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2002]