‘Ooh Wallah Wallah’
King Kurt release for the first time on CD, their debut, break-through Stiff Records album ‘Ooh Wallah Wallah’.
It comes with seven extra tracks, being all the early singles, including their chart entries:
Destination Zululand, Mack The Knife and Banana Banana,
plus a DVD – featuring all the video promos, documentaries and much more!
In 1983 King Kurt hit the Top 40 with ‘Destination Zululand’ on Stiff Records. They’d already built up a manic following at their riotous gigs, famously strewn with all sorts of muck thrown both at and from the audience whilst also offering haircuts and drinking competitions! Their mission was to have fun in dour times.
Starting out on Thin Sliced Records with the ‘Zulu Beat’ 7” in numerous vinyl editions, ‘Smeg’ soon replaced the original singer Jeff Harvey and the band began hamming it up wearing dresses and having food fights. They signed to Stiff Records and Dave Robinson’s video of ‘Destination Zululand’ showing their cartoonish tongue-in-cheek style helped propel them to the top 40.
Musically a bizarre mix of roots rock-a-billy, funk, African rhythms and pop, with their own unique craziness and humour, they followed up with Top 50 singles the re-recorded ‘Mack The Knife’ and ‘Banana Banana’. Regular TV shows increased their notoriety as the rat-fixated nutty mohican kids of rock’n’roll.
The album has been remastered from the original analogue tapes.
The bonus DVD contains all their promo videos plus additional grainy historical archive footage from that time.
It comes packaged in a 6-panel, all-card digi-pack together with an 8-page booklet with the King Kurt story.
This is the ultimate, definitive King Kurt, and the only authorised release from the original line-up!
Zulu Beat, Destination Zululand, Bo Diddley Goes East, Hound Dog, Wreck-A-Party Rock, Ghost Riders In The Sky, Gather Your Limbs, Rockin’ Kurt, Lonesome Train, Mack The Knife, Oedipus Rex, Do The Rat.
Bonus singles: Zulu Beat, Rockin’ Kurt, She’s As Hairy, Mack The Knife, Bo Diddley Goes East, Banana Banana feat. General Pirate, Wreck-A-Party Rock. (19 tracks total)
‘The Switch’ with Mark Issue, Destination Zululand promo, Mack The Knife promo, Banana Banana promo, Road To Rack’n’Ruin promo, America promo – directors’ cut, Austrian documentary, Banana Banana. (appx. 40 mins)
DVD is NTSC and viewable in all territories
Stock photo. All-card digipak-style package, + booklet. Factory Shrinkwrapped.
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