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This review is from: Tropical Gangsters (Audio CD)
Tropical Gangsters was the soundtrack to my clubbing years in the early eighties.
Pop Music was a lot different then - Culture Club, The Associates, Haircut 100, Dexys Midnight Runners, and er, Musical Youth!
I had been aware of Kid Creole for a few years before this album was released.
I already had a Dr Buzzard L.P. and the Mutant Disco Album.
You had to be there to understand the impact this album had.
It was being played in every Wine Bar and Pub in town, throughout the long hot summer of 1982.
Kid Creole and the Coconuts were famous for risque lyrics, outrageous costumes, and Hollywood style theatrics.
I went to see them at Birmingham Odeon on the Tropical Gangsters tour.
Half of the audience was on stage for the encores!
This new release includes all the classic 12" mixes and B sides.
There are also another three remastered and expanded Kid Creole albums available now.
What can i say - I will buy the set - if you like great music you should too.