My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult (Strange Affairs Tour)
Sun, June 2, 2019
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmTrees
$17.50 - $20.00
This event is all ageshttp://www.treesdallas.com/event/1804622/
TKK’s debut album I See Good Spirits And I See Bad Spirits was released in 1989 and the next few years were spent touring extensively with an entourage of dubious musicians, shocking performance artists, and a back-up trio of voluptuous singers/dancers dubbed the BOMB GANG GIRLZ. The shows had a “Cabaret From Hell” vibe, arousing the curiosity of the kids and the media.
The band’s popularity among the underground club scene was fueled by hard-hitting dance tracks with titles like “Kooler Than Jesus”, “Do You Fear For Your Child”, “A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed By A Make-Believe Lover Cuz It’s Hot” (featuring punk poet chanteuse LYDIA LUNCH), and “A Daisy Chain 4 Satan”. The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was appalled.
Their third album Sexplosion! (1991) spawned the chart-topping, radio savvy song “Sex On Wheelz” which quickly caught the attention of the major labels, and the band signed to Interscope Records in 1992. Like all of their releases, the album had an overpowering cinematic quality, so it wasn’t surprising when Hollywood also took notice. They found themselves writing for an assortment of soundtracks like Paul Verhoeven’s SHOWGIRLS and animator Ralph Bakshi’s COOL WORLD. The video to their 1993 single “Blue Buddha” was prominently featured in MTV’s classic series BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD. In 1994, they stepped in front of the camera for a cameo in the cult classic THE CROW to perform the song “After The Flesh”. More recently THRILL KILL KULT was written into the story line of the 2013 film SEXY EVIL GENIUS starring Seth Green, Katee Sackoff and William Baldwin. Their music can be heard frequently in movies, television and cable shows, such as HBO’s long running, REAL SEX series, Showtime’s CALIFORNICATION and most recently in the indie flick CRAZY EYES.
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT’S sound has always been fearlessly experimental, and has been directly credited for influencing many of today’s artists from MARILYN MANSON to the SCISSOR SISTERS. The group continues to morph and stretch the fabric of music and as we know it, changing styles and exploring new sonic avenues with each new album, yet always remaining true to the KULT and true innovators.
New Wave of American Industrial music. A charismatic creation laced with doom
crushing drones, seductive synth pulsations and dirty-minded beats layered upon
hypnotic, ambient noise manipulations, ‘scream of conscious’ lyrical prose fueled with
modern industrial dance floor electricity.
Mackey is a long-time member of industrial supergroup Pigface, industrial punk act Evil
Mothers and spent six years as an acolyte in My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult.
His participation in PIGFACE and other projects has led Mackey to collaborative
opportunities over the years with such luminaries as Ogre of Skinny Puppy, Martin
Atkins of Ministry/Killing Joke, En Esch of KMFDM, Genesis P-Orridge of Psychic TV,
Danny Carey of Tool, and Mat Mitchell of Puscifer amongst others.
Mackey’s forthcoming debut album ‘Instant Exorcism’ will be released in the summer of
2019 with the first single to be released in Spring 2019. Curse has just completed a
string of sold-out shows supporting Clan of Xymox as well dates in 2018 with Front 242,
Chemlab, She Wants Revenge, 3teeth, PIG and more.
For fans of Skinny Puppy, Cold Cave, Soft Moon, Coil, Author + Punisher, Clan of
Xymox, Pigface, Nine Inch Nails, categorize as alternative/electronic/industrial
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