Kerouac King Kong
A real, blast of creativity! Lots of fine tunes! I especially enjoyed 'FUBAR', 'Christ-like' and 'Do You Believe'. The sense of humor really comes across in tunes like 'Pimple of Talent', 'Misanthropia' and elsewhere. I was pleased at how clearly the lyrics came through. Recording-wise, I was quite amazed at the quality of sound all the way through. The whole album has real solidity on the bottom end, and it quite masterfully mixed. I also enjoyed how many different guitars were used, and the number of well-placed sound effects and percussions in several songs. Altogether this is an impressive offering. Drums, guitars and bass were all well-arranged and played. I particularly enjoyed Zack Root's bass parts - very inventive. Overall 'Kerouac King Kong' is a really professional job! - Wayne Wadhams (Record Producer, Songwriter, Artist - Fifth Estate, D-Men, Studio Musician - Lovin' Spoonful) Question: Who are Bongo Poets? Bongo Poets are a musical act based around singer-songwriter, engineer, producer Jeff Root, the amazing, upside-down and backwards guitarist, Rob Carlson, bassist-vocalist Zack Root, the funky, spunky, maniacally-talented drummer Tom Ruckey, percussionist-vocalist Karl Sharicz and others. Question: Who is Jeff Root? Jeff is the maniac on the cover cartoon. He lives in Massachusetts. Jeff has been active at various levels in the greater Boston music scene since 1978, performing with acts as diverse as Edgar Winter, Johnny A, John Cafferty, NRBQ, Jon Butcher, Robin Lane, Charlie Farren, Mission Of Burma, Human Sexual Response, Rick Berlin, The Real Kids, City Thrills, The Nervous Eaters, The Rings, The Stompers, The Fools and Harlequin. Question: What are some of Jeff's credentials? 1) Placed 15,217'th in 2005 John Lennon Songwriting Competition - Rock category 2) Watched the Beatles on Ed Sullivan while living in El Paso, Texas at age nine. 3) Saw Chuck Berry backstage once. 4) Went to Nemo Boston back in 2003. 5) Had six songs forwarded by TAXI over the course of eight years. 6) Won a third prize trophy at age 9 as part of a 40-piece all accordion band in Chicopee, MA. 7) Alleged to have been one of the many transvestite guitarists in one of Alice Cooper's comeback bands.