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The Kinbotes - The Kinbotes Album

Performer: The Kinbotes
Genre: Rock
Title: The Kinbotes
Country: US
Released: 1986
Style: Post-Punk, Lo-Fi, Indie Rock
Label: Nix
Catalog Number: N-342
FLAC version ZIP size: 2629 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 2306 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1939 mb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 394


1Zombie Girl
2So Far To Go
3We Fall Down
4Maybe She Thinks
5Like A Movie
6I Don't Know
7My Lucky Day
8Gets So Hard
9Could You Tell Her For Me
10I Love Rock N Roll
11Gingerbread Boy
12My Baby
13The King Of Comedy
14Sweet Adelaide
15Julie Don't Care
16Hang Around


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
Boy 21The Kinbotes The Kinbotes ‎(LP, Ltd, RE)Slowboy RecordsBoy 21Germany2013


DIY post punk weirdness. Has paste-on cover. Also issued with a red paste-on.


Album The Kinbotes. The Kinbotes - Gingerbread Boy. Album: The Kinbotes Label: Nix 342-A More Info At: http. Язык: Русский. Страна: США. A lo-fi album before its time with some goofy charm evident in the songs, though it's canceled by the clumsy as opposed to unpolished performances and cardboardish, one-dimensional fidelity. With a xeroxed sleeve that had to be sliced open to pull out the vinyl within, it's bound to be regarded quizzically by music collectors of the 21st century. Listen to music from The Kinbotes like Hang Around, Julie Don't Care & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from The Kinbotes. The Kinbotes. Play artist. 17 listeners. 1986 16 tracks. Play album. Kinbotes, The. Slowboy Item No: 634845. Vinyl 12 2013, EU Original New. A new wave music band known as The Kinbotes was active in the early 1980s and produced one self-titled album. Elephants in Captivity, a short story by Rajesh Parameswaran from the collection of short stories, I Am An Executioner, has a structure similar to Pale Fire. The annotator acknowledges his debt to Kinbote saying, . my dear Charles Kinbote, in whose footnotes my own footsteps suicidally follow. The Kinbotes are named after the protagonist of Nabakovs famously tricksy Pale Fire a novel sneakily masquerading as an annotated poem. The Kinbotes isnt anywhere near as ingenious, but you can see why these two art school kids plumped for the name: The Kinbotes is an album of no-fi bedroom pop with a lightly-played postmodern streak. Formed at art college just outside of Philadelphia, The Kinbotes brought together a determined non-musician Nat Hirsch and a trained guitarist David Cateforis. Recorded in a dorm room, The Kinbotes is unapologetically scrappy, full of bum notes and iffy t. KINBOTES: kinbotes at Records By Mail. We offer the most comprehensive selection of vinyl records anywhere. KINBOTES: kinbotes. NIX 3012. insert glued cover, Ultra-rare lo-fi new wave from 1986, inserts. Check Out These Similar Records. JOHNNY RIVERS at the whisky a go go 30. LP, Album, Ltd, TP CD, Album. Slowboy Records, Slowboy Records. BOY16. 이 버전 판매. BOY 16 CD. EA80. The Kinbotes LP, Ltd, RE. Slowboy Records. Boy 21. Boy 22. The Rebel 5. Really . School Trinity Preparatory School. Course Title AP LIT 101


...there is a really solid reissue on slowboy!

There aren't many albums like the lone LP from the Kinbotes, and I like it that way, mainly because no one could really touch the essence and atmosphere contained within the LP. For years little was known about the album, aside from it being presumed to be from NYC (the label, Nix, was located there). No one really knew much about the Kinbotes, as they weren't part of any 'scene', instead falling into a category I like to call 'bedroom pop', simply because there is a lo-fi feeling to the album, and it's clear this was, like many private LP's coveted by collectors, the brainchild of some determined people, and something no major label would touch with a ten foot pole.

Recently, this blog uncovered the story of the Kinbotes, and I recommend you read it, as well as listen to several songs from the LP:

Once you read the story, the LP can be seen in a different light; it's very sad that Nat, the man essentially behind the Kinbotes (not that Dave wasn't a major part, but as Dave states, much of the ideas and visions came from Nat's mind) took his own life, considering his deadpan critique of Ian Curtis's suicide on "The King of Comedy".

Does this LP deserve to be reissued? Yes. I was lucky enough to be given a CD-r copy by a close friend who had a copy of the LP; copies do float around, but until I can track one down, I'll make do with the CD-r. Lots of lesser interesting and, frankly, crap albums have managed to get the reissue treatment, and are labeled as 'lost masterpieces', when in fact, they are doo doo. (that's not to say there aren't some lost masterpieces...) The Kinbotes is a lost masterpiece waiting to be discovered by listeners, and until it gets it's full praise, it will be a favorite of the few that know of it by word of mouth.