Kid Congo Powers is a punk rock guitar icon and singer; he’s played with The Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, The Divine Horseman and many more -most recently, Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds. He also has a new memoir coming out in 2021. Kid and hostess Pleasant Gehman share four and a half decades of friendship, and were also roomies at three different punk houses in Los Angeles and New York during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. In this episode they discuss everything from his time in The Cramps and The Gun Club to making the pilgrimage to see The Sex Pistols at Winterland, LA’s favorite punk band The Screamers, stealing cars together and taking acid on The Bowery while stumbling home from CBGB’s.
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