Belatedly, all of Kid Creole and the Coconuts' albums can be purchased on CD, and through the Sire and Columbia years, 1980-1992, every damn one is worth it. This is something else. Though the four cuts with Creole's name on them set the tone, it assembles side projects August Darnell oversaw for ZE, and double-damn if most don't hold up–Aural Exciters, Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band, Machine's fashionably charitable "There But for the Grace of God Go I," and the long-lost prize, Cristina's neo-nihilist takeover of Peggy Lee's/Leiber & Stoller's merely existentialist "Is That All There Is?"
You Shoulda Told Me You Were… is the eighth studio album released by the American musical group Kid Creole and the Coconuts. It was released in 1991 and includes the single "(She's A) Party Girl".
Private Waters in the Great Divide is the seventh studio album released by the American musical group Kid Creole and the Coconuts. It was released in 1990 and includes the singles "The Sex of It"(written and mostly performed by Prince), and "I Love Girls".
Recorded in Hamburg, Germany, Kid Creole and the Coconuts' The Conquest of You has more of a Euro-disco sound than the group's earlier Caribbean-styled recordings. Arranger/producer Frank Loncar, who handles keyboards, bass, and drums, is the dominant musical force, and he provides musical tracks imbued with familiar-sounding synthesizer-based dance rhythms.
This was the record of the Kid and the Babes from the Brindisi Reef that yielded hit singles on both sides of the Atlantic and solidified their fan base...
Michael Boothman hails from a very artistic family and has been in music all his life. At age 14, he founded the musical combo "Rockefellas" and sured a couple of hit teen singles and an eponymous album for R.C.A. labels. As he matured, and with the evolution of jazz, he formed a succession of more adventurous bands, including "The family tree" and the "Mike Boothman Band", which birthed Kysofusion. His versatile talent includes song-writer, producer, bass player and guitarist. Though he plays the piano and the cuatro, the guitar is his main love.
Taste and See is a Christian-inspired album, with lots of AOR sounds, some light funk and California sunshine. As a whole, Taste and See is a breezy, gentle album to listen to - a real joy. Mehl continues to perform, not in Hawaii but in California. From the information on his official website, it looks Mehl lives in North San Diego and loves doing house shows.