are like Blondie in the Cramps' lipstick. In other words, they're hell's perfect party band.
NYC's Knitting Factory smelled like teen spirit, angst, and a lot of other things. Appropriate, since Denmark's HorrorPops are hell's perfect party band. Of course, not everything went according to these psychobilly freaks' plans. The sextet (on tour promoting their second album, Bring It On!) took the stage a little after 9 pm only to find themselves facing sporadic power outages. The band had to stop short during their opening song and lead singer/bassist Patricia Day, fiercely plucking her stand-up bass (which was just as tattooed as she was), got a bit frustrated. Nevertheless, the band roused the crowd and assured them that good times were still ahead. The roadies eventually won the fight with the power and the show pressed on. Quickly, you got the idea: HorrorPops are like Blondie in the Cramps' lipstick. There's lots of makeup, weird hair, and pummeling chords, not to mention two pierced and tattooed go-go dancers (Kamilla and NoNo). The dancers provided unexpected entertainment, flailing and whirling in combative fashion around guitarists/vocalists Kim Nekroman and Geoff Kresge. It was easy to see that both men -- cloaked in beautifully-tasteless, psycho-punk garb (including flat-top hair and eyeliner) -- enjoyed the attention. And why not? Kamilla and NoNo were a little hard to resist at times, acting like two dangerously sexy vixens whose movements were inextricably linked to the band's sometimes-sexy sound.