Guest Appearances, Side Projects, and Collaborations
Hard For You 12”
Black Eye 1988
Perkins and Spencer Jones of The
Beasts of Bourbon, The
Butcher Shop recorded their first EP with Kid on
guitar when he was in Australia with the Bad
Seeds in 1988. While this isn’t the best work
of any of the above, it’s super-loose and heavy and the
guitar work is some of the wildest of Kid’s recording career.
Good luck finding a copy.
Moss Side Story
Side Story is my favorite solo album of Magazine/Bad
Seeds bassist Barry
Adamson's prolific and distinguished solo career.
On this very cinematic noir-ish post-modern masterpiece, Adamson
is joined not only by Kid Congo Powers, but also Diamanda
Schofield, and a number of other post-punk notables.
Kid doesn’t play guitar but sings on two of the more beautiful
gospel style numbers that stand in stark contrast to the action-packed
epics that populate this record’s grooves. In return, Adamson
played bass on Kid Congo Powers’ first solo recording, the
In the Heat of the Night
EP. Someday someone should make a an action flick to go along
with this soundtrack - which beats the pants off of anything Danny
Elfman ever penned – and I like Danny Elfman.
Wolf Songs for Lambs
Congo Powers doesn’t remember what he did on this album but
sources say that he played percussion. Jonathan
Fire*Eater was a helluvah band - and this was the final
and most deliberate of their compelling recordings.
I'm Gonna Stomp
Mr. Henry Lee
Sympathy for the Record Industry 1998
Kid apparently doesn’t play on this quaint EP by one of New
York’s much-missed bands, he somehow found his stylish self
on the cover. Maybe he just doesn’t remember playing on it?
Naked Spur 2000
Jim Sclavunos, the eternal
sideman, stepped out from behind his drums and pots and pans and
what-have-you to discover that he had a poetic bent and an uncanny
ability to write well-rounded compositions, orchestrate rich arrangements,
and, who’d’ve guessed?... Sing. He probably knew it
all along but kept it as his own dirty little secret – a drummer
becoming a singer – maybe he was just trying to bum everyone
else out - he exists to be perverse. If every skinbeater did that,
we’d all have to play techno. He was probably sitting behind
Lunch or Thurston
Moore or whoever twenty-five years ago quietly plotting
the whole thing. Actually, anyone who’s met this man knows
he’s got it in ‘im. So he worked on this thing forever
and got a bunch of my favorite musicians on it - Thomas
Mullins, etc. – including his old bandmates from
And he employed them as ingredients in these big beautiful meticulously
crafted concoctions. Then he waited another lifetime for its release
- but it was well worth it. You can find Kid on “Don't Be
Afraid” and “Flame."
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