Saturday, May 16, 2009

Jimi LaLumia & The Psychotic Frogs

"Jimi Lalumia's ever mutating backing band included, at one time or another, such punk luminaries as Johnny Thunders, Cherry Vanilla, and Jayne County. The group only managed two singles and an EP during its chaotic existence.
Growing up in Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island, LaLumia became more and more interested in the New York City music scene of the late '60s, finally moving to the city in the early '70s and becoming a freelance music writer and a scene staple at the legendary Max's Kansas City, befriending Thunders and County in the process. In 1977, LaLumia formed Jimi LaLumia and the Psychotic Frogs, self-releasing the manic "Death to Disco (Disco Sucks)" later that year. The aptly titled EP Typically Tasteless appeared the following year, featuring the originals "Mangle Me" and "You'll Never Walk Again" on the A-side and hilariously vulgar renditions of "Eleanor Rigby" and County's "I Got Fucked By the Devil Last Night" on the flip." []


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  2. hello !
    I stumbled today on yr blog by pure chance, and it is very good. Thanx for sharing this nice music (some of it I never heard of before!)
    greetings from Petrovic (Serbia,fmr.Yugoslavia)
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  3. this is so awesome that you posted this but the link is no longer valid so if you could re-upload it would be MEGA appreciated! THANX!!!!!

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  5. I've been wanting to hear these guys ever since 197? When I heard Wayne County's "Max's Kansas City" on a Max's Compilation. Then about two weeks ago my sister turned me onto Pandora and the first song that came up was The Psychotic Frogs doing Jaynes "Paranoia Paradise" Alt version. But It showed a different album cover Red border title looks like greatest hits + Live @ Max's anyone know about this one ? I'm just glad I found your blog ! Thank you so much for keeping the real music circulating !!!

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  8. and by the way, the brand new 2.0 version of Jimi LaLumia & The Psychotic Frogs Live! At Max's Kansas City in now available for purchase on e bay...
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