My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
Hit & Run Holiday


4.5
superb

Review

by Raul Stanciu STAFF
October 25th, 2010 | 5 replies | 4,964 views


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Less a late night, back alley stroll or a drugged out rave, Buzz McCoy and Groovie Mann take more inspiration this time from 50’s rock’n’roll to create a perfect soundtrack to a 50’s beach party B-movie.

Right when you see the cover of the album you expect something different from the band’s 5th album, “Hit & Run Holiday”. Less a late night, back alley stroll or a drugged out rave, Buzz McCoy and Groovie Mann take more inspiration this time from 50’s rock’n’roll to create a perfect soundtrack to a 50’s beach party B-movie.

They strip away most of the electronics, relying more on horns sections and piano grooves that shape most of the hard partying “Glamour Is A Rocky Road”, “Hot Blood Risin’” and “Babylon Drifter”. Even rockers like “Chemical Cop-Out” and the darker “Portrait Of The Damned” fit the album’s mood with all those backing them up.

Beside these, the album offers a wide range of styles (while still keeping the coolness and TKK’s trademark). There are hand clapping sing-alongs like “Apollo 69”, the lounge “Doris Love Club” or the rock’n’roll “Hottest Party In Town”. They even get all James Bond-ish on songs like “Mission: Stardust”, “Mr. Eleganza” and “Hit & Run Holiday”.

This album has some gems like the high octane “Universal Luxury” (with some real life sincere woman words “Elemental fool, baby give it to me/I want it now/Shower me in universal luxury”), the “Skin-flicks, lipstick” kitsch of “Glamour Is A Rocky Road”, the slick title track and the chill out instrumental closer “Last Ride Out”.

An easier listening, this record has a lighter nature thus making My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult more fun than ever.



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Meatplow
October 25th 2010



5524 Comments


awesome, more TKK.

will listen to this

Meatplow
November 23rd 2010



5524 Comments


Yeah, not really feeling this one.

13 Above The Night is so good though

JesusV4
December 14th 2010



391 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

This album is actually really good. I didn't like it on first listen, but it gets better like most TKK pm subsequent listens.

Meatplow
April 25th 2011



5524 Comments


I enjoy it a bit more now

Glamour Is A Rocky Road is a cool song

ThroneOfAgony
May 1st 2012



3485 Comments


This is an alright album. At first I loved it but then grew off me heavily

I love Chemical Cop Out though



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