The Kills Keep On Your Mean Side on Vinyl LP!
The release in 2003 of Keep On Your Mean Side, the stunning debut album by Florida/London duo The Kills, heralded the arrival of a creative force that has developed over the last five years into an innovative, boundary pushing rock group. KOYMS was recorded at London’s legendary analogue studio Toe Rag after a 50 date U.S. tour upon which the band drove themselves around in a convertible to hone the songs they’d begun writing via exchanged cassette demos, mailed across the ocean. The album was immediately critically lauded internationally, and has become a touchstone album for a new generation of blues and garage inspired bands, an album that still sounds as vital, fresh and breathtaking as it did upon release.
This Domino reissue includes 5 rare bonus b-sides bringing all the Keep On Your Mean Side sessions together for the first time, including covers of Dock Boggs’ “Sugar Baby,” Jonathan Fire*Eater’s “The Search For Cherry Red” and Captain Beefheart’s “Dropout Boogie” (also a favorite from the band’s wild, intense live show).
The Kills Keep On Your Mean Side Track Listing
2. Cat Claw
3. Pull A U
4. Kissy Kissy
5. Fried My Little Brains
8. Black Rooster
10. Fuck The People
12. Gypsy Death & You
13. Gum (Black Rooster EP)
14. Jewel Thief (Fried My Little Brains EP)
15. Sugar baby (Fried My Little Brains EP)
16. The Search for Cherry Red (‘Pull A U’ single b-side)
17. Dropout Boogie (Black Rooster EP)