The Kowalskis

The Kowalskis

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KICKS OUT THE JAMS - RELENTLESSLY UPBEAT TUNES TO MAKE YOU SMILE & JUMP AROUND. TIGHT BUT SPONTANEOUS, WE PLAY SUPER-FUN POP-ROCK WITH SING-ALONG CHORUSES. MASTERS OF THE THREE MINUTE POP ROCK.

Biography

Out of New York City, Kitty & The Kowalskis (formerly The Kowalskis) have toured the US, Europe and Canada, organized, booked and promoted themselves, and funded with their own sweaty dollars, CD and merch sales. The Kowalskis' first show was with Iggy Pop, followed by The Ramones, The Toy Dolls, The Muffs, The Dickies, The Dictators, The Briefs, The Undertones, Limp, Less Than Jake, The Paybacks, The Get Up Kids, The Rezillos and plenty of nobodies.

Kitty and The Kowalskis currently have a new album, Chinese Democracy on Amp Records, more frenzied than a convertible stuffed with underage girls driving to the beach in the summertime. Fans say Kitty & The Kowalskis are fun. They remember the songs & sing them at home. The Kowalskis have unnecessarily kind reviews from CMJ, SonicNet, MRR, Punk Planet, Shredding Paper, Paper Magazine, radio airplay stations for the deaf & live internet shows for geeks, all agrnered with their own stamps, jiffy bags, e-mails and phone calls.

Kitty has made guest appearances on other recordings, was in the Troma Toxic Avenger film, "Terror Firmer" and has a regular column, NY ROX on www.coolgrrrls.com.

Lyrics

Mr. Wrong

Written By: L. Anderson

Wake Up with a new friend
Break up - alone again
Make out tonight with me
Fake out – remember me?

I knew - knew it all along
knew you were the one
you were Mr. Wrong

Couldn’t take my eyes off you
wouldn’t take your hands of me
shouldn’t let you in
mustn’t do that again

I knew - knew it all along
knew you were the one
you were Mr. Wrong

I don’t just don’t know when
You don’t call me again
Break up – alone again
Wake up with a new friend

I knew - knew it all along
knew you were the one
you were Mr. Wrong

you could be anyone
here I go again

c. 2004 L. Anderson/Hot Pink Music/ASCAP

Oh Dee Dee

Written By: L. Anderson

Living in your private hell
Chelsea Horror Hotel
Brother Joey's right
Everything is gonna be alright
At the end of the night you'd given up the fight
Oh Dee Dee

What did they do to you
What have you been through
To make you feel that way
53rd & 3rd was never too far away
At the end of the day, you did it your way
Oh Dee Dee

You were on your own, but you were not alone - oh no

What got you in the end
You're with your best friend
Left your girl alone
Dee Dee's gone - nobody's home
At the end of the night you'd given up the fight
Oh Dee Dee
Joey was right - everything is gonna be alright
Oh Dee Dee

c. 2004 L. Anderson/Hot Pink Music/ASCAP

Matter of Time

Written By: L. Anderson

Baby you were never mine
You would rather walk the line
And I knew he wouldn’t stay
Baby has big blue eyes
Baby’s mouth is full of lies
And I knew he wouldn’t say
And I know - It’s just a matter of time
Watch him go - It’s just a matter of time

Baby can’t stand himself
Put his insides on a shelf
He’s not in love with anyone
Baby won’t put up a fight
Baby laughs he knows I’m right
But he’ll use until he’s done
May be slow - It’s just a matter of time
Let him go - It’s just a matter of time

When I look into his face
I only see today
I’ll take this moment anyway

Baby look at who you are
Baby you’re a superstar
Baby is a setting sun
Watch him until he’s all gone
Now he shines in the midnight sky
Watch him go - It’s just a matter of time
May be slow - It’s just a matter of time
Let him go - It’s just a matter of time

L. Anderson/2003/Hot Pink Music/ASCAP

Discography

Chinese Democracy - Amp Records (AMP 533)
All Hopped up on Goofballs - Engine/Blackout (VROOM-15).
Depression Overdrive b/w I Love You Baby But I Hate Your Friends. Thunderbaby Records - www.thunderbaby.de
V/A Life’s A Gas: A Tribute to Joey Ramone - Amp records (AMP1234)
V/A RAFR Volume 3 - RAFR/Flipside (RAFR001)
V/A How many Bands does it take to screw up a Blondie Tribute - Sympathy for the Record Industry (SFTRI599)
V/A "My So-Called Punk Rock Life" - Melted Records (MLT-013)
V/A "Backlash: Tribute to The Clash" - Dwell/CMH
V/A "New York’s Finest II:NY’s Greatest" - Kado Records
First Date" b/w "Goodbye Daddy - Blackout Records (BLK-19)
Goobye Daddy got airplay - mostly college. Birthday Song is getting college airplay now from the RAFR comp.
New tracks at http://www.myspace.com/thekowalskis

Set List

We don't usually play more than 35-40 minutes unless people are LITERALLY screaming for more. Better to leave them wanting more than thinking, "get off the stage". Our set:
AIN'T NO SAINT
OH DEE DEE
BIRTHDAY
MR. WRONG
I MET YOU THERE
10 THINGS
MATTER OF TIME
CAREER BARBIE
DEPRESSION OVERDRIVE
KISS ME
I LOVE YOU BABY BUT I HATE YOUR FRIENDS
HOME
MEANEST GUY
ROAD TO BARSTOW
100% FUN
If people are still hollering after this, we will do some more of our stuff - more obscure or some overs. We have covered Blondie's "Dreaming", The Rezillos "Top of the Pops", Devo's "Uncontrollable Urge", Clash's "Complete Control", Van Halen's "Dance The Night Away", The Undertones "Get Over You" - anything we like or that could have been a Kowalskis song in the first place.