kowtow kronikles: kowtow and his fellow men, whack-a-mole

From 2003 to 2006, Kowtow performed with hard rock cover band Whack-A-Mole, playing tunes by Judas Priest, Blue Oyster Cult, UFO, and the like. The band also made Kowtow’s “Watch Out for Your Fellow Man,” from his 1999 album Eat My Dust, a Mole anthem. Featuring Gary Applegarth (drums), Lance Carter (bass), Wayne Hunt (guitar), and Rob Santos (guitar), here’s Kowtow with the band performing “Fellow Man” in 2005 at Fat Tuesday’s in Fairfax, Virginia.

kowtow kronikles: calling jahneen b/w anything to say

“calling jahneen anything to say” Haywire House

A long, long time ago, Kowtow put out an album on cassette under the moniker Haywire House. Kowtow didn’t even know he was Kowtow at the time, but Haywire House set the stage for the Kowtow records to come. “Calling Jahneen” might be the closest he’s come to a true single–a studio-version was released on 7″ vinyl by the Senses Bureau, who Kowtow joined briefly in the mid-80s. Here’s the original 4-track version, complete with vintage Roland drum machine. “Anything to Say” is the album’s title track.

it’s kowtow’s singing xmas card 2014! ~ Xmas 4 Dummies

Here’s wishing you a wit-half-full holiday!

“xmas 4 dummies” by kowtow popof  

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It’s stunning all this running around
You’ll lose your head at the lost and found
bright-eyed and Bacardi-cocktailed
standing in line at the frog hair sale

Was there a time before Xmas for dummies
when everyone’s uncle drank like a mummy
spinning crystals in gin and tonics
and myths of the ball that wouldn’t  drop

Thirteen shots of schnapps on 12th Night
Five will get you ten three wise men lied
Two-faced Jacks and Jokers are wild
Three-putt one more buck to the pot back nine

There was a time before Xmas for dummies
when everyone and their uncle drank like a mummy
spilling mistle-tick-tack-toe gossip
and what-ifs of the ball that wouldn’t drop

Three-putt!

Don’t get them started
on the one big two-hearted that got away

Was there a time before Xmas for dummies
when everyone’s uncle drank like a mummy
spinning crystals in gin and tonics
and myths of the ball that wouldn’t  drop

It wouldn’t drop…