KING KURT 'Ooh Wallah Wallah'  King Kurt release for the first time on CD, their debut, break-through  Stiff Records album 'OOH WALLAH WALLAH'.  It comes with seven extra  tracks, being all the early singles, including their chart entries  Destination Zululand, Mack The Knife and Banana Banana, plus a DVD -  featuring all the video promos, documentaries and much more.  In 1983 King Kurt hit the Top 40 with 'Destination Zululand' on Stiff  Records.  They'd already built up a manic following at their riotous  gigs, famously strewn with all sorts of muck thrown both at and from the  audience whilst also offering haircuts and drinking competitions!  Starting out on Thin Sliced Records with the 'Zulu Beat' 7" in numerous  vinyl editions, 'Smeg' soon replaced the original singer Jeff Harvey and  the band began hamming it up wearing dresses and having food fights.  They signed to Stiff Records and Dave Robinson's video of 'Destination  Zululand' showing their cartoonish tongue-in-cheek style helped propel  them to the top 40.  Musically a bizarre mix of roots rock-a-billy, funk, African rhythms and  pop, with their own unique craziness and humour, they followed up with  the Top 50 singles 'Mack The Knife' and 'Banana Banana'.  Regular TV  shows increased their notoriety as the rat-fixated nutty mohican kids of  rock'n'roll.  The bonus DVD contains all their promo videos plus additional footage  from that time.  It comes packaged in a 6-panel, all-card digi-pack with  an 8-page booklet with the King Kurt story.  This is the ultimate,  definitive King Kurt, and the only authorised release from the original  line-up!  CD:   Zulu Beat, Destination Zululand, Bo Diddley Goes East, Hound Dog,  Wreck-A-Party Rock, Ghost Riders In The Sky, Gather Your Limbs, Rockin'  Kurt, Lonesome Train, Mack The Knife, Oedipus Rex, Do The Rat. Bonus  singles: Zulu Beat, Rockin' Kurt, She's As Hairy, Mack The Knife, Bo  Diddley Goes East, Banana Banana feat. General Pirate, Wreck-A-Party  Rock.  (19 tracks total)  DVD:  'The Switch' with Mark Issue, Destination Zululand promo, Mack The  Knife promo, Banana Banana promo, Road To Rack'n'Ruin promo, America  promo - directors' cut, Austrian documentary, Bonus Banana Banana.  (approx. 40 mins)  FREUDCD103  CD+DVD      Release date:  October 19th --  Jungle  ~ 
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