Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Julee Cruise & Kid Congo Powers


I had no idea Julee Cruise did an album with Kid Congo Powers. Holy cow - what a fantastic pairing of musicians.




Kudos to Shudder for putting this one out there. I've never been a rabid Gwar fan, as some of my friends, but I love them, and the one time I saw them live - Halloween (I think) circa 1999 (again, I think), they were awesome. Dave Brockie's death was a sucker punch from out of nowhere, but I've admired the band's perseverance and can't wait to see the band's history from start to present, as I have a lot of gaps in my knowledge of them. 


Here's the haul; I've got a lot of reading to do before I head to the airport this afternoon:

The first issue of Moon Knight's turn at the Black, White & Blood series was fantastic, so I've really been looking forward to this second issue. 

Love that cover; turns out it's more disturbing seeing The Corinthian's eye-mouths eat meat than the human eyes we're used to seeing them gorge on.

Really hoping this issue quells my reservations about where this one is going, because I like A Town Called Terror quite a bit so far.

I dig West of Sundown A LOT. There's a lot of Penny Dreadful influence, but not in a bad way.

I'm just loving the idea of setting this book primarily on Arrako, the former planet Mars. Also, I love both these damn covers, but that second one - I so want to see Storm and Brand go head-to-head.

And finally, the book I've been anticipating for months hits shelves this week:

With the success of Brubaker and Phillips' Reckless hardcover graphic novel series, I'm excited to see more creators go that route. And after the absolute creep-out of last month's Bone Orchard preview, I have super high expectations.


Helms Alee - Keep This Be the Way
Julee Cruise - The Art of Being A Girl
Duende & David J. - Oracle of the Horizontal
Bauhaus - The Sky's Gone Out
Blood Red Shoes - Ghosts on Tape
Explode Into Colors - Quilts EP
Led Zeppelin - Presence
Zombi - 2020
Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl
16 Horsepower - Low Estate


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