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Dead Monkeys

Dead Monkeys

Dead Monkeys


Originally known as "Nude Lady with Foam", the band formed in 1978 when Ken O'Keefe transported his drum kit over to guitarist Don Carlow's house in Crown Heights, a Poughkeepsie, NY suburb. They were joined by Neal Spaulding on the electric bass. Two years later, Carlow left Poughkeepsie for a position at Carvel Ice Cream in Florida. He was replaced with Kevin Quinn who took up the electric bass while Neal moved nonchalantly into the guitar slot. Read more on Last.fm
Originally known as "Nude Lady with Foam", the band formed in 1978 when Ken O'Keefe transported his drum kit over to guitarist Don Carlow's house in Crown Heights, a Poughkeepsie, NY suburb. They were joined by Neal Spaulding on the electric bass. Two years later, Carlow left Poughkeepsie for a position at Carvel Ice Cream in Florida. He was replaced with Kevin Quinn who took up the electric bass while Neal moved nonchalantly into the guitar slot.

It was then that the Dead Monkeys began to cover songs off of Kevin's older brother Mike's record collection and write material of their own. A bar band to the local community, the Dead Monkeys were 4 track cassette warriors and managed to make strange sounding, creative projects in whatever space was available. The band played on through 1989 before parting ways. During those last years, they took up residence on a bison ranch in New Paltz and were often joined on stage by lead vocalist David Cutler and axeman extraordinaire Krankin' Frank Kara on lead guitar.

They briefly reunited in 1994 to record another project, "Hot Dogs and Belly Dancers" which included several tracks recorded by Pete Weiss at legendary Zippah Recording Studios in Brookline, MA. The remainder of the Album evoked the cheap, lo-fi, radio shack sound of the cassette 4 track machine. Today, 30 years after Carlow's basement, the Dead Monkeys are once again working on another project. Stay tuned...

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