Kid Creole & the Coconuts – Stool Pigeon (1982)

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Kid Creole & the Coconuts

For that early Eighties funked-up dance style, look no further than ‘Stool Pigeon’. Tropical Gangsters was Kid Creole & the Coconuts’ third album and it featured songs with strong bass lines and troupes of female singers. The result was an escape from all the androgynous and introspective synthesised pop of the time. Perverse then that the following year, the new romantics’ forefather would release the bopping sound of Let’s Dance. Listening to the Coconuts now, you can hear the influence all that fun had on the pop of Matt Bianco, Swing Out Sister, Level 42 etc. Ha cha cha cha!

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3 thoughts on “Kid Creole & the Coconuts – Stool Pigeon (1982)

  1. JB says:

    I’m not ashamed to say I bought this single at the time. I also bought the terrific Tropical Gangsters album on cassette – in a format that had the album all on one side, and a blank side 2 for your own home recording. I can’t remember what I put on side 2, but I do remember that I didn’t want to play it as much as the Kid Creole album, so had to get used to doing a lot of rewinding. Cheesy but excellent.

  2. davesmuses says:

    Very funky and another cool track added to my 80’s playlist. And what exactly were Kid’s coconuts? 🙂

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