27 November 2003


Q1. What do electronic acts Al Jabr, Biochemical Dread, Blacworld, Citrus, Cold Warrior, Dark Magus, Digital Terrestrial, Electronic Eye, International Organisation, Multiple Transmission, Nitrogen, Orchestra Terrestrial, Papadoctrine, Robots & Humanoids, Sandoz, and Trafficante have in common?

A: They're all Richard H. Kirk solo projects since the early '90s.

Q2. How many albums of new material has Kirk recorded in the last 10 years?

A: About 22

Q3. How old is he?

A: Not sure. If anyone can tell me, please do. I guess he must be pushing 50 by now.

Q4. So you're trying to tell me this old fart is still relevant?
A: Abso-fucking-lutely. If anything, Kirk is getting more relevant now than ever. One of his latest albums, this year's Bush Doctrine, is just as in tune with the times as Red Mecca was back in 1981. If only it was released on a more high-profile label, instead of the chronically unknown Cocosolidc1t1, then maybe more people would know about it.