Lunatic is the second studio album by South African rock band Kongos. It was released independently by Tokoloshe on December 28, 2012. After signing with Epic Records, they re-released the album on February 25, 2014. Adapted from the Lunatic liner notes. Johnny: accordion, piano, vocals, synths, programming. Jesse: drums, lead vocals, guitars, bass, synths, programming. Dylan: vocals, bass, pedal-steel guitar, guitars, lead vocals on tracks 2, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12. Danny: guitars, slide guitar, vocals.
John Kongos – Kongos. Label: Fly Records (3) – HIFLY 7. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Talking Drum, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Bells, Castanets – John Kongos. Maracas, Sounds, Sounds, Drums, Sounds – Gus Dudgeon. Photography By – Barrie Wentzell, John Kongos, Judy Kongos, Paul Chave, Richard Imrie. Producer – Gus Dudgeon.
Kongos (often styled as KONGOS) is a South African American band, now based in Phoenix, Arizona. The alternative rock group consists of four brothers: Johnny (accordion, keyboards, vocals), Jesse (drums, percussion, vocals), Daniel (guitar, vocals), and Dylan Kongos (bass guitar, lap slide guitar, vocals). They spent their childhoods in the city of East London and in South Africa. They compose, record and perform in Phoenix, Arizona
The brothers KONGOS-Johnny, Jesse, Dylan, and Danny-have music in their blood. Their South African/British father, John Kongos, landed multiple chart hits in the seventies, and the boys picked up instruments at a young age. Now, they're continuing that musical legacy. Growing up in London and Johannesburg, they ultimately settled in their mother's hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, where the band was officially formed in 2003. KONGOS began playing shows and recording, eventually releasing their self-titled debut album in 2007
This classic 1972 album on Elektra by John Kongos has Queen/Cars director Roy Thomas Baker remixing superb production by Gus Dudgeon, the man who created many an Elton John hit. Elton sidemen Ray Cooper, Caleb Quaye, Dave Glover, Roger Pope, Sue (Glover) and Sunny (Leslie) - pretty much the crew from John's 1971 epic Madman Across the Water - are all excellent here. Kongos sounds like a sincere Billy Joel on "Gold," and a cross between Elton and Joel on "I Would Have Had a Good Time. But as good as those tracks are, it is the energy of "Tokoloshe Man," the ecstasy of "Jubilee Cloud," and the insanity of "He's Gonna Step on You Again" that make this album timeless. Producer Gus Dudgeon plays "chair squeak," "rusty tin," and "earth drums" on "Step on You," John Kongos adding castanets, creating a Phil Spector stereo nightmare, which is simply gorgeous.
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|4||Lift Me From The Ground|
|5||Tomorrow I'll Go|
|6||Try To Touch Just One|
|8||I Would Have Had A Good Time|
|9||Come On Down Jesus|
|10||He's Gonna Step On You Again|
|11||Sometimes It's Not Enough|
|12||Tokoloshe Man [Single Version]|
|13||Can Someone Please Direct Me Back To Earth|
|14||Great White Lady|
|16||Higher Than God's Hat|
|17||Would You Follow Me|
|18||Ride The Lightning|
|19||I Won't Ask You Where You've Been|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Tuesday Productions Ltd.
- Licensed From – Onward Music Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Cherry Red Records Ltd.
- Produced For – Tuesday Productions
- Recorded At – Trident Studios
- Recorded At – Air Studios
- Remastered At – The Audio Archiving Company
- Published By – Tapestry Music
- Published By – Bucks Music Group Ltd.
- Published By – Chrysalis Music Ltd.
- Published By – Enquiry Music Ltd.
- Published By – Carlin
- Designed At – Waldo's Design & Dream Emporium
- Acoustic Guitar – Caleb Quaye (tracks: 3, 4), John Kongos (tracks: 1 to 8)
- Arranged By [Brass And Choir Arrangements] – Robert Kirby (tracks: 1)
- Arranged By [Strings And Brass Arrangements] – Robert Kirby (tracks: 3)
- Art Direction [Original US Sleeve Art Direction By] – Robert L. Heimall
- Backing Vocals – Mike Noble (tracks: 3), Peter & Alex (tracks: 3), Sue & Sunny (tracks: 2 to 4, 7 to 9)
- Bass – Dave Glover* (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 9)
- Bells – Ray Cooper (tracks: 1)
- Bells [Bicycle Bell] – Gus Dudgeon (tracks: 1)
- Brass – Dave Chambers (tracks: 9)
- Cello – Claire Denize* (tracks: 5)
- Congas – Ray Cooper (tracks: 1, 3, 7)
- Coordinator [Additional Project Co-ordination By] – Vicky Powell
- Design [Package Design By] – Phil Smee
- Drums – Roger Pope (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 9)
- Drums [Drum Kit] – Roger Pope (tracks: 10)
- Drums [Thunder Drum] – Roger Pope (tracks: 1)
- Electric Guitar – Caleb Quaye (tracks: 1, 10), John Kongos (tracks: 1, 4, 7, 10)
- Electric Piano, Organ – Mike Moran (tracks: 8)
- Engineer [Remix Engineer At Trident] – Roy Thomas Baker
- Guitar [Finger Style Guitar] – Ralph McTell (tracks: 5)
- Illustration [Original US Sleeve Illustration By] – Peter Schaumann
- Instruments [Chair Squeak], Instruments [Rusty Tin], Drums [Earth Drums] – Gus Dudgeon (tracks: 10)
- Instruments [Synthia] – Mike Moran (tracks: 5)
- Lead Guitar – Caleb Quaye (tracks: 2, 6, 9)
- Liner Notes – Michael Heatley
- Maracas – Gus Dudgeon (tracks: 1), Ray Cooper (tracks: 6)
- Percussion [Asses Jawbone] – Gus Dudgeon (tracks: 1)
- Percussion [Clapper Board] – Mike Noble (tracks: 1)
- Photography By [Original Album Photography By] – Barrie Wentzell, Hipgnosis , John Kongos, Judy Kongos, Richard Imirie*, Spud Murphy
- Photography By [Original Album Photography By], Design [Original UK Sleeve Design By] – Paul Chave
- Piano – Caleb Quaye (tracks: 2, 6, 8), Mike Moran (tracks: 9), Rick Wakeman (tracks: 5)
- Producer – Gus Dudgeon (tracks: 1 to 15), John Kongos (tracks: 16 to 19)
- Remastered By [24-bit Digital Remastering By] – Paschal Byrne
- Research, Compiled By, Other [Conceived By] – Mark Powell
- Rhythm Guitar [Electric Rhythm Guitar] – John Kongos (tracks: 9)
- Rhythm Guitar [Rhythm Electric Guitars] – Caleb Quaye (tracks: 7)
- Soprano Saxophone – Lol Coxhill (tracks: 1)
- Synthesizer [ARP Synthesiser] – Mike Moran (tracks: 2, 6)
- Synthesizer [Moog Synthesiser], Talking Drum, Drums [Hand Drum] – Mike Moran (tracks: 10)
- Talking Drum – John Kongos (tracks: 1)
- Tambourine – Ray Cooper (tracks: 2, 9)
- Transferred By [Digital Transfers From Analogue Tape By] – Rob Keyloch
- Vocals – John Kongos (tracks: 1 to 10)
- Written-By – Demitriou* (tracks: 3, 10, 14), Kongos*, Moran*, Leroy* (tracks: 2, 16, 18), Bailey* (tracks: 4)
NotesContains a 16-page booklet with liner notes.
All songs published by Tapestry Music / Bucks Music Group Ltd, except tracks 3 Tapestry Music / Bucks Music Group Ltd / Chrysalis Music Ltd, & 5 Enquiry Music Ltd / Carlin Corp.
Recorded at Trident and AIR London and Mortlake studios.
24-bit remastering at The Audio Archiving Company, London
Digital transfers from analogue tape by Rob Keyloch at Church Walk Studio - www.churchwalkstudio.co.uk
Made in the EU.
All tracks ℗ 1971 Tuesday Productions Ltd., except tracks 14 & 15 ℗ 1972 Tuesday Productions Ltd., tracks 16 & 17 ℗ 1973 Tuesday Productions Ltd., tracks 18 & 19 ℗ 1975 Tuesday Productions Ltd. This compilation © Cherry Red Records Ltd. under licence from Onward Music Ltd.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5013929456648
- Matrix / Runout: 9/3/2014 8:37:24 PM 0001031405 CA ECLEC2466 @@
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY88
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 1258
|HIFLY 7||John Kongos||Kongos (LP, Album)||Fly Records||HIFLY 7||UK||1971|
|85 833 IT||John Kongos||Kongos (LP, Album)||Ariola||85 833 IT||Germany||1971|
|EKS-75019||John Kongos||Kongos (LP, Album)||Elektra||EKS-75019||Canada||1972|
|SSLM 6118||John Kongos||Kongos (LP, Album)||Stateside||SSLM 6118||New Zealand||1971|
|EKS-75019||John Kongos||Kongos (LP, Album, San)||Elektra||EKS-75019||US||1972|