What the hell?
Ok, I pride myself in knowing a lot of obscure Glam bands...but last night I came across one I'd never heard before: King of the Hill. Maybe you know them. Maybe you have more time on your hands. Perhaps you just have a better memory. Whatever the case, I came across their songs last night and bloody hell if I wasn't baffled. I do not remember these guys *at all.* Watching the videos proved even more confusing. I mean, the band looks and sounds Glam...but the dancing is a cross between MC Hammer and...Faith No More? I'm not even sure I can make an accurate comparison here. I mean, seriously. St. Louis is not known as the mecca of Glam, so maybe that hindered King of the Hill somewhat. Perhaps it was the fact that label SBK also had Vanilla Ice among their ranks and therefore didn't know how to market a rock band while also managing a rapper?
Anyway, King of the Hill released their debut right around 1991 and here's the track listing on that album:
Party In My Pocket
I DO U
If I Say
Take It or Leave It
Something 'Bout You
Place In My Heart
Am I the only one here a little freaked out by the song titled "Party in My Pocket?"
The only thing I found about this album was a review from a 1991 edition of Q magazine: "3 Stars - Good - ...in the Extreme/Faith No More mould of rock bands prepared to add funk rhythms and bass lines to their metal...An exciting debut package which holds the promise of better to come..."
The band put out an album of previously unreleased cuts a couple years ago. You can purchase that on CD Baby.
Watch these videos. If you know anything about this band, please post.
Here's "I Do U"
Here's "If I Say"