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Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, The cramps, The Gun Club, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Alan Vega and more.
If you like the Cramps, The Gun Club or Nick Cave (as you should) you will know Kid Congo. He is the devilishly handsome guitarist who's primitive feedback style has raised their game!
Kid Congo is a second generation Mexican American. In 1976, he was president of The Ramones fan club, then ran a fanzine for The Screamers. After traveling to London and New York City he returned to L.A. and in 1979 met Jeffrey Lee Pierce who taught him to play guitar using open tuning and they formed The Gun Club. Powers left that group before their recording debut and joined The Cramps. He rejoined the Gun Club briefly in 1983 and again between 1985 and 1988 when he left again to join Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Berlin for several albums. Recently he has collaborated with New York City guitarist Jack Martin on projects like The Pink Monkey Birds, Congo Norvell and Knoxville Girls and he also has an more electronic based project Kid & Khan which features Twin Peaks vocalist Julee Cruise.