Johnathan Kuss & the Corporation

Johnathan Kuss & the Corporation

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Imagine Keith Richards, Gram Parsons, and Elvis Costello all swapping spit at the corner coffeehouse. Then some European scientist slinking by in his wrinkled white lab coat and swabbing samples of their collective drool to letting it fester in a Petri dish. Born would be Johnathan Kuss.

Biography

Kuss is a songwriter first. His degree in Art, and love for performance, has emerged as a passionate quest to interpret the essence of life through infectious pop and raw rock.

Johnathan has already landed a song ("Lunatic," Not Cool Records) on the major movie soundtrack, "Dude, Where's My Car?" (20th Century Fox), with his former band Silt.

"The music is perfect...it's upbeat and alternative just like the movie ("Dude,Where's My Car?")," says Julia Michels Vice President 20th Century Fox Music.

Knotmag.com, based in Minneapolis, adds Johnathan, is on "his way to rock stardom...at least something good came out of that movie."

After leaving Silt, Johnathan teamed with charismatic producer Jimmy "the" Johnson (Cheap Trick, the Pimps) to record his first solo cd "Anxiety of Influence Sessions," for Not Cool Records. The studio session worked so well, that the players who recorded "Anxiety" became the band and "Johnathan Kuss and the Corporation" were born.

It makes you get up and start dancing," says Thomas Barisi of Bienna Vista Movie Productions in Switzerland of "Lunatic," he goes on to say, "I can't wait to hear the new album."

Well, the new album has arrived.

Alastair Brown, of SBN Radio- London says, "It sounds especially good with coffee and donuts." And while that may be true, Kuss's new CD, "Segue" delivers a power-packed punch that would leave many "folksters" seething with envy. His ability to meld
pure and genuine lyrics with a catchy synthesis of pop/rock grooves make him a natural headlining candidate for the alternative spirituality boom.

"Segue" is Kuss's second release on "Not Cool" the artist friendly label formed by "the" Johnson and founded, in part, by the the muscle of rock super-group Cheap Trick. "Segue" is 12 songs that twist and turn their way through a familiar, yet murky passage of life. And while it is difficult to pin Kuss and his band in a particular genre, their music boders borders on Dylanesque sort of folk, all while maintaining an embraceable pop/rock accessability -- which is why some in Rockford believe there may finally be a follow up to the elusive success of fellow home-town boys, Cheap Trick.

Kuss has received airplay the UK and US airplay and regularly performs in Chicago, Champaign, DeKalb, and Minneapolis.

A few of the stations that have added JK&tC to their playlists:
-Z106 WZND Normal, IL
-LCR Loughborough U.K.
-URY YorkU.K.
-89.3 KOHL Fremont, CA

Lyrics

bye, bye starling

Written By: Johnathan Kuss

it's been a nice long day, seeing that they move to fast.
it wouldn't be so bad if everyone moved at the same pace as I have.

now i see, that they won't be coming back this way again just to bid you a

bye, bye, starling. I hope you understand, yet i got this funny feeling that you do it on command.
instead of hiding all my enemies, I turn the colder stare. bye, bye, starling

i didn't care too much for acid when i was younger, but still i did it anyway. it's been a nice long day seeing that they move to fast, and want to live it anyway i can.

now i see, and they won't be coming back this way again just to bid you a

bye, bye, starling. I hope you understand, yet i got this funny feeling that you do it on command.
instead i'm hiding all my enemies, I turn the colder stare. bye, bye, starling

now, i wouldn't think that there would be more times i'd want to run to you. why would all my friends travel so damn far just to bid you bye, bye, starling. I hope you understand, yet i got this funny feeling that you do it on command.
instead i'm hiding all my enemies, I turn the colder stare. bye, bye, starling

Discography

"loom" EP
blasted king records 2005

"segue" LP
not cool records 2004

"the anxiety of influence sessions" EP
not cool records 2001

"dude, where's my car?" soundtrack
20th Century Fox/Sire Records 2001

Set List

Sets range anywhere from 45 min to 1:30