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Brothers John and Robert Kidney play stripped down, guitar-based narrative songs that are occasionally accompanied by the harmonica or tenor sax, and are rooted in the blues.

Kidney Brothers
Coal Tatoo

Kidney Brothers: Coal Tatoo (Recommended Records)
Label: Recommended Records    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Contemporaries of Pere Ubu and best known for their work with the Numbers Band, Bob and Jack Kidney were also key members of David Thomas' late '90s Mirror Man extravaganza. Early members of the Ohio generation - which included Rocket from the Tombs, Devo, Pere Ubu, Tin Huey, The Dead Boys and the Waitresses - the Numbers Band (aka 15 60 75) was formed in 1969, in Kent. They quickly became established as a local fixture, playing for four nights a week in a series of local clubs. With periodic changes of personnel, they continued to do this over the following decades, still performing sporadically today. 'This group' Davd Thomas wrote, 'inspired everyone, regenerated everyone, and was a nagging doubt in the back of everyone's minds....the Numbers are better than you can ever hope for'. On this CD, Bob and Jack play their own kind of stripped down, guitar-based, narrative songs - stained dark with deep, bluesy roots - and a gravitas born of five decades of concentration and club audiences. In 1990, Robert Kidney survived a kidney transplant, and in 2012 he was awarded the Cleveland Arts Prize Lifetime Achievement Award for Music."-ReR

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Product Information:

UPC: 613285859623

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: RER KB1
Squidco Product Code: 17774

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Suma Studios, Painesville, Ohio in 1998.


John Kidney-voice, harmonica, keyboards, tenor saxophone, percussion

Robert Kidney-voice, guitar

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Track Listing:

1. Jimmy Bell 5:50

2. Outlaw Blues 4:48

3. Roughouse 7:42

4. You Don't Love Me 3:52

5. Thief 4:29

6. Coal Tattoo 5:10

7. Somebody Shot Him 6:49

8. Heavy Rain 7:19

9. Wild River 4:26

10. Thats Alright 5:44

11. Who Do You Love 4:53