The Kojacks Roast Nilsson

The Kojacks

Price $16.97

Back in the late 1970s, the Kojak's made a gigantic splash in the underground music scene.

They showed up at CBGB one night, played an incredible set of music and word quickly spread. Nobody was really sure who they were or where they came from. The next time they played at this famous club, the place was packed. Everybody who was anybody on the music scene heard about them and wanted to check it out for themselves. And there was also just a little dash of disbelief about the whole affair. I mean, really now, here were a bunch of fantastic musicians, all dressed in identical bald wigs, sporting the jaunty hats, sunglasses and leisure suits of the television detective, belting out tunes a la Telly with just a touch of Frank thrown in for good measure.

This absolutely hysterical parody was performed with excellent musicianship, flair and humor. The Kojaks took the stage, charmed the audience and, all the while, tossed out lollipops to the punks up front. I was lucky enough to see the Kojaks live about a half dozen times and still grin fondly at the memory.

Well, now they're back! That's right and they're here to Roast Nilsson! These dapper dudes have taken the best Harry Nilsson tunes and added their own inimitable style just for you. "The Kojaks Roast Nilsson" is a perfect sing-along CD and it will also leave you rolling in the aisles. The legendary Kojaks (at least for a brief moment in time) meet the legendary Nilsson. What a combo!

Track List

  • 1. Me and My Arrow (2:23) (Harry Nilsson, Six Continents Music Publishing, Inc.)
  • 2. Everybody's Talking (2:09) (Fred Neil, Third Story Music Inc.)
  • 3. Life Line (2:41) (Harry Nilsson, Six Continents Music Publishing, Inc. / EMI Blackwood Music Inc.)
  • 4. One (2:23) (Harry Nilsson, Six Continents Music Publishing Inc. c/o Chappell & Co., Inc.)
  • 5. Are You Sleeping? (2:32) (Harry Nilsson, Six Continents Music Publishing, Inc.)
  • 6. Without You (2:37) (Peter Ham & Tom Evans, WB Music Corp. o/b/o Apple Publishing Ltd., c/o Warner Brothers Music, a division of Warner Brothers Inc.)
  • 7. Think About Your Troubles (2:09) (Harry Nilsson, Six Continents Music Publishing, Inc. / EMI Blackwood Music Inc.)
  • 8. Coconut (3:49) (Harry Nilsson, EMI Blackwood Music, Inc.)
  • 9. Gotta Get Up (3:01) (Harry Nilsson, Six Continents Music Publishing Inc.)
  • 10. The Moonbeam Song (3:18) (Harry Nilsson, EMI Blackwood Music Inc.)
  • 11. Remember (Christmas) (3:04) (Harry Nilsson, EMI Blackwood Music Inc.)
  • 12. Nobody Cares About the Railroads Any More (2:32) (Harry Nilsson, Unichappell Music, Inc.)
  • 13. Mourning Glory Song (2:21) (Harry Nilsson, Six Continents Music Publishing, Inc.)
  • 14. Maybe (2:00) (Harry Nilsson, Six Continents Music Publishing Inc.)
  • 15. 1941 (2:18) (Harry Nilsson, Rock Music a division of Beechwood Music Corp.)
  • 16. The Lord Must Be in New York City (2:27) (Harry Nilsson, Six Continents Music Publishing, Inc.)
  • 17. The Rainmaker (2:30) (Harry Nilsson, Six Continents Music Publishing Inc./Tickson Music)
  • 18. Mr. Richland's Favorite Song (2:49) (Harry Nilsson, Six Continents Music Publishing, Inc.)

Credits

  • 1992 The Union Label
  • Produced & arranged by Accardi/Gold
  • Engineered and mixed by Jimmi Accardi
  • Mastered for CD by Oz Fritz
  • Recording Artists:
  • The Kojacks
  • Front cover : The Kojacks in the dressing room backstage at C.B.G.B.'s circa 1978.