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The Kills
No Wow
Rough Trade Records
www.thekills.tv


Without knowing the history of this band, here is a speculative, fictitious conversation of their first meeting. I base this solely on the impressions of the album, and my six-year-old's psychic abilities.

Guitar Player/Singer/Producer: "Gee, I really like the way you sang "Black Velvet" Do you karaoke a lot?"
Singer: "Um... I'm sort of meeting someone."
Guitar Player/Singer/Producer: "No, no, I'm not trying to pick you up. Well, I mean, I've got these guys with a unique sound and we need a singer. Do you suppose you could do Divinyls?"
Singer: "Umm...OK. Watch my stuff?" (sings "Touch Myself")
Guitar Player/Singer/Producer: "That was so hot! How would you like to jam with us? We've got industry interest."
Singer: "Really, my boyfriend should be here..."
Guitar Player/Singer/Producer: "I'm telling you, I'm not hitting on you. Here, my card."
Singer: "Hmmm...Looks legit. What do you sound like?"
Guitar Player/Singer/Producer: "It's kind of a low-end rhythmic thing. Lots of distorted rumbling and disjointed, off-kilter beats that come around and slap you on the backside. Like Duane Eddy meets Cop Shoot Cop."
Singer: (stares blankly)
Guitar Player/Singer/Producer: "Black Rebel Motorcycle Club fighting Mazzy Star?"
Singer: (looks at fingernails)
Guitar Player/Singer/Producer: "Heard of Garbage? We sound exactly like them. Oh, and No Doubt. Yeah, that's it."
Singer: "No Doubt? Oh my Gawd! But how will I ever learn all the tunes?"
Guitar Player/Singer/Producer: "Don't worry, just follow the guitar. Don't ever stray from the guitar line. And I'll sing behind you just to throw you off.""
Singer: "What labels have expressed an interest?"
Guitar Player/Singer/Producer: (puffs up chest) "Well RCA, for one"
Singer: (looks at shoes) "Oh...well..."
Guitar Player/Singer/Producer: "Let me buy you a shot."

-Ewan Wadharmi

Track List:

1. No Wow
2. Love Is A Deserter
3. Dead Road
4. The Good Ones
5. I Hate The Way You Love
6. I Hate The Way You Love part
7. At The Back Of The Shell
8. Sweet Cloud
9. Rodeo Town
10. Murderville
11. Ticket Man


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