KEVIN K: 13th Street: CD

Mar 19, 2002

This is down’n’dirty Bowery-style rock’n’roll crunch with a colorfully descriptive lyrical content about drugs, heartbreak, boredom, decadence, and barely surviving the sleazy seduction of the dog-eat-dog mean streets of NYC. Kevin K and his deviant duo of musical sidekicks sound as if they just crawled out of a garbage dumpster in a rat-infested back-alley on the Lower East Side after a long night of substance abuse, drunken debauchery, and high-voltage sonic sinfulness at Max’s Kansas City. Damn shootin’, it’s the swaggerin’ gritty sound of hookers, heroin addiction, cheap tattoos, and booze-fuelled inner-city vagrancy (snotty nasal-whine vocals, ball-bustin’ Johnny Thunders-style guitar riffage, and a clattering out-of-control subway train rhythm section). Man, this psychotically wild butt-blisterin’ disc makes me wanna relocate to the vile seedy underbelly of New York City and plunge a needle deep into my arm.

 –Roger Moser Jr. (. (Vicious Kitten and 13th Street Entertainment)