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August Darnell: From Dr. Savannah to Kid Creole

Profile and Interview by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, November 1980

"To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, ...

Coconut Kid as Cruise Caruso: Kid Creole

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, May 1981

KID CREOLE And The Coconuts release their second long player, title Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places, in a couple of weeks' time. A 12-song 'concept ...

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ZE Night: Hurrah, New York City

Profile by Roy Trakin, New York Rocker, June 1980

THE RICH ARE different from you and me, my friends. While we content ourselves with free promos and an occasional "plus-one" at a local bistro, ...

Kid Creole: Fresh Fruit in Downtown Manhattan

Interview by Paul Rambali, Face, The, June 1981

A CHECKER CAB pulls up at the corner of MacDougal and 7th; out of it steps Mr. Michael Zilkha. The cab is ...

Kid Creole: He No Popi

Interview by Vivien Goldman, New Musical Express, July 1981

And she no Olive Oyl – but Vivien Goldman still meets August Darnell in New York City to learn about the Coconuts' brand new cha ...

Kid Creole & The Coconuts: Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places (Ze/Sire)

Review by Craig Zeller, Creem, September 1981

I HAVE TO admit I got a brief kick out of Creole and Co. when I saw them strut their stuff opening for the B-52's ...

Kid Creole & The Coconuts

Profile and Interview by Geoffrey Himes, Musician, October 1981

Urban time warps and geomusical quantum leaps later, Kid Creole and his pal Sugar-Coated are washed up on a sandy Island with only their wits ...

Kid Creole & The Coconuts: The Rake's Progress

Interview by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, May 1982

One singer sacked, bad vibes with the vibes player, a dodgy new LP, and a frankly suspect panama hat – Richard Grabel battles through the ...

August Darnell And The Creole Perplex

Essay by Carol Cooper, Village Voice, July 1982

"The dominant feeling of the black poet is one of malaise, better still of intolerance. Intolerance of reality because it is sordid, of the world ...

The Kid & I: A Dinner Date with Kid Creole

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, October 1982

The night Fiona Russell Powell joined August Darnell for a late late dinner date ran into the morning of the Kid's 32nd birthday and the ...

Kid Creole & The Coconuts: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, October 1982

God's a Creole – No Kidding! ...

August Darnell Gets Even With Everybody (For Forcing Him To Make Race Music & Other Sins)

Interview by Iman Lababedi, Creem, December 1982

ON A hot Wednesday evening I'm playing flick-yer-bic with the dial on my television, you know: flick — Three's Company — flick — Masterpiece Theatre ...

Kid Creole & The Coconuts: To The Life Boats

Profile by Carol Cooper, Face, The, September 1983

"Strange, how potent cheap music is."– Noel Coward, Private Lives ...

Kid Creole & the Coconuts: Doppelganger (Ze/Island)

Review by Chris Bohn, New Musical Express, September 1983

BETWEEN OFF The Coast Of Me and Doppelganger lies an interval of only three years, yet already the odyssey of Kid Creole's search for his ...

Kid Creole: Paradise Lost

Interview by Chris Roberts, Sounds, January 1985

"I'm Kid Creole, the half-breed hero. Add me up, I come to zero" ...

Kid Creole & The Coconuts: Private Waters in the Great Divide (Columbia)

Review by Hank Bordowitz, Spin, July 1990

EVEN WHEN August (Kid Creole) Darnell is writing for records, he's writing soundtracks. Historically, Kid Creole and the Coconuts' tunes worked well in concert, but ...

Kid Creole: Calypso Facto

Review by Gavin Martin, Uncut, September 2002

OFF THE COAST OF ME***FRESH FRUIT IN FOREIGN PLACES*****TROPICAL GANGSTERS***DOPPELGANGER**(All Universal) ...

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Retrospective and Interview by Kris Needs, MOJO, July 2008

JUNE 1982: The tall, dapper figure in the silver-grey zoot suit, two-tone shoes and white Panama hat stares at a TV screen in one of ...

see also August Darnell

see also Coati Mundi

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