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Boom Boom Kid (Argentina, Hardcore punk singer) is the artistic name that Carlos Rodríguez started to use around 2000.
1 Music career,
2 Ugly Records,
3 Il Carlo,
5 See also,
6 External links,
Boom Boom Kid's solo career began before the demise of his former band, Fun People. Following a tradition that begun with his previous band Fun People, Boom Boom Kid offers songs which mix a wide diversity of styles that go from raw hardcore to ballads, from punk to boleros. His lyrics still deal with the same issues that Fun People used to address: criticism of the traditional gender roles, vegetarianism, non violent action, celebration of the childlike joy, DIY ethics, nostalgic love songs.
His first release as a solo singer was the single "I do" (2000), released at the same time in which Fun People was releasing their last album ("Angustia no, no").
The high pitch voice of Boom Boom Kid has been compared more than once with the voice of Morrissey in many press articles. Boom Boom Kid also seems to share more than one obsession with this singer: he has covered The Smiths "Reel around the Fountain" (with Fun People), the "Meat Is Murder" slogan has been quoted several times by Boom Boom Kid. Also, both singers are somehow obsessed with The New York Dolls (Fun People has covered the song "Trash" by the New York Dolls, whilst Morrissey has covered this same song live, besides from having been the president of the New York Dolls fan club). Also both artists have covered the song "Moonriver" by Henry Mancini.
Almost every CD that Fun People and Boom Boom Kid have released contains at least one hidden track. Sometimes it's a compilation of live recordings, sometimes it's samples from old movies, sometimes hilarious dialogues... or even Charles Manson's "always is always" song in Fun People's "kum Kum".
Ugly Records is an independent record label owned by Boom Boom Kid his own, where he publishes his own records as he consider himself an amateur and wouldn't like to be under a big record label stress. Other hardcore punk bands like Limp Wrist and Los Crudos have published their albums with this label.
Boom Boom Kid sometimes assumes the role of a character that he has named "Il Carlo" in order to sing Boleros and Romantic songs. Boom Boom Kid as "Il Carlo" has released two E.P.s:
"Il Carlo" (which came as a gift in some editions of Boom Boom Kid's "Okey Dokey" album),
"Secretos de Cofrecitos en Paroles"