This band formed as Rockin’ Kurt and his Sauer Krauts in 1981, known for their stage performances in which eggs and bags of flour were thrown around on and off stage. Free haircuts and other audience participation included stage props such as “The Wheel of Misfortune”, a wheel on which a fan was strapped and fed snakebite through a tube. Themed concerts included “Kurt Skirts”, where admittance was refused to men unless wearing a skirt, or Easter concerts with the band dressed as legionnaires and angels on flying trapezes.
The band joined Stiff records in 1983 and recorded the Ooh Wallah Wallah produced by Dave Edmunds. They had a few minor hit singles that featured in the Uk Charts, such as “Zulu Beat”, Mack The Knife” and “Banana Banana”, along with their Top 40 hit “Destination Zululand”, which reached No. 36 in the UK singles chart in October 1983 and an appearance on BBC1’s Top of The Pops.
Their second album, Big Cock, was produced by Phil Wainman and released on Polydor in 1986. The band split up in 1988 though between 1992 and 1996 three of the original members, were performing as a live act.. A compilation album was released in 2009, and a reunion concert took place in March 2010.
In 2012 they were confirmed to play at Blackpool’s Rebellion Festival. Since then they have been touring and performing constantly.
We should get down and messy and rock out to the zulubeat !!!! KING KURT is back again !!! As if their act isn’t crazy enough , this time they will be joined by a horn section !!!!!