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King kong racconta le sue barzellette

King Kong uno dei protagonisti del film - MERY PER SEMPRE - di Marco Risi allieta i suoi fans con le sue barzellette - ITmYOUsic - Il canale dedicato alla musica Italiana - Trova i tuoi artisti e canzoni preferiti e...

Acetate Play Video

Acetate

Acetate won Viewers Choice award at the IMTV Awards 2011. For more see www.facebook.com/KingKongCompany

twisted logic 2 3 Play Video

twisted logic 2 3

Watch the official twisted logic 2 3 video by The King Kong Club in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

tandum felix Play Video

tandum felix

Watch the official tandum felix video by The King Kong Club in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

Jupiter and the infinate Play Video

Jupiter and the infinate

Watch the official Jupiter and the infinate video by The King Kong Club in HD on WWW.MUZU.TV and check out the latest new music releases and playlists for free.

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King Kong Biography

King Kong, a rock band from Louisville, Kentucky, formed in early 1989 by Ethan Buckler, the original bassist in the band Slint. The core trio for many years was made up of Buckler, Willie McClean (bass), and Ray Rizzo (drums). Over the course of its existence King Kong has been joined by Todd Hildreth (keys), Suki Anderson (add'l vocals), Amy Greenwood (add'l vocals), Andy Hurt (percussion), and Dave Pajo (drums). There are many others too numerous to list.

King Kong's magnum opus was its third full-length effort, Me Hungry. A fully-conceived rhythm-and-blues opera concept album, the work tracks the crossing tales of a cave man and a yak as they navigate the onset of the ice age: their situation is complicated by a sabre-toothed tiger and a cave woman. The work's theme of the development of the use of tools and its impact upon human evolution echos themes explored in films such as Quest for Fire, the first act of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Caveman.

After a four-year hiatus King Kong returned with "The Big Bang", another in a long line of concept albums. This one was concerned with space travel although an underlying theme of sexual intercourse could be deduced.

Drag City released "Buncha Beans" in March 2007.

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