The Warm Fuzzy Kookamungas - God Bless Germs

Sunday 1st June 1997
The Warm Fuzzy Kookamungas - God Bless Germs
The Warm Fuzzy Kookamungas - God Bless Germs

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

By the grace of God you'll catch this wacky band of indie rock evangelists from Hawaii at '97's Cross Rhythms Fest and once you've caught their steam-heat live set you may well want to search out their 1996 CD. The Kookamungas have in Kimie Varian a fine lead singer who can deal with raw rock rhythms and bluesy ballads while the songs get the message across with force. Sometimes the arrangements meander ("Fear" clocks in at 9'44") and develops into a Golgotha concept piece complete with sound effects. The band's lack of textural variation, and rather irritating fragments of humour, stop 'God Bless Germs' from being a complete success. But, as I said, Kimie has a haunting voice and these guys can rock.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Tricia in Colorado Springs @ 20:05 on May 24 2014

Hi, is this available anywhere anymore? Kimie was my youth group leader in Hawaii in the 90s, I so want to hear her voice again! Not on youtube or anything!

Posted by suzi in canada @ 02:14 on Jul 24 2007

i would love to get a copy of your cd please tell me where i can???

Posted by Brooke Raiqiso in canada @ 21:03 on Dec 23 2006

Where can I get this CD? I have been looking for it since 1997.

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