Already critics are heaping on the praise: Yeah Yeah Yeah
calls it "A thrilling sonic stir-fry of the BeachBoys, Glam Rock, Roy Wood and
Mad Cabaret." Entertainment Today boasts "An exciting pop masterpiece.",
and the L.A. New Times states simply "Genius!".
Famous for his NY music scene collaborations and connections
during that city's underground rock heyday, Kristian Hoffman has ruled
both coasts as leader of New Wave legends Mumps (With Lance "An
American Family" Loud) and the ultra-groovy Swinging Madisons.
From keyboards, guitars and drums, to writing, singing and arranging, his name
has graced records from such diverse luminaries as Lydia Lunch, Klaus Nomi,
Ann Magnuson, The New York Dolls, The Contortions, James White and the Blacks,
El Vez and Congo Norvell. But now with the release of his second
solo album "Earthquake Weather", Kristian's written his own ticket to
This time around it is Kristian who calls upon his friends to lend a hand, landing guest appearances from Ann Magnuson, Lance Loud, Poison Ivy Rorschach (Cramps), Jonathan Lea (The Jigsaw Seen), Ethan James (Blue Cheer), William Tutton (Geraldine Fibbers) and Michael Quercio (The Three O'clock). Back again is William Cooper (Mazzy Star/Rain Parade) adding evocative layer of strings. And overseeing the whole affair is the pop guru himself Earle Mankey, controlling the board and adding his patented hook-happy gloss, not to mention some searing guitar work.
Ethan James (Blue Cheer)
Jonathan Lea (The Jigsaw Seen)
Lance Loud (Mumps)
Ann Magnuson (Bongwater, Luv Show)
Poison Ivy Rorschach (Cramps)
(The ThreeO'clock Permanent Green Light)
William Tutton (Geraldine Fibbers)
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|"He Means Well"
7" green vinyl
"I Don't Love My Guru Anymore"