File Under Extremely Cool

I frequently wander into music backwards; that is to say, I discovered Danzig well before I had ever listened to the Misfits, ELP before Crimson or the Nice, that sort of thing. Likewise, back in 1990 I picked up a CD on a lark, primarily because the song titles made me laugh, and also because I recognized the guitarist’s name from a guilty pleasure band of mine. The CD in question was the only release from Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom, and from that I backtracked and discovered the magnificence that was the Dictators.

Well, bands come and go, and the Wild Kingdom was essentially a one-shot deal, but that one 25-minute CD still makes me happy, so it’s cool. But so is this. Handsome Dick Manitoba (who is also a staple of my evening listening to LSUG) has a new project, known simply as Manitoba, and including everyone from Wild Kingdom but Andy “Adny” Shernoff.

The group made an appropriate debut this weekend, gigging at a New Jersey bowling alley. See the gig report (and video) here. Welcome back, kids.

About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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2 Responses to File Under Extremely Cool

  1. Fudd says:

    Daniel Rey! Welcome to the family tree, Handsome Dick! (Although Mark “The Animal” Mendoza probably had him on there anyway!)

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