Eagles Of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes Debuts
Raunchy Music Video for “Boots Electric Theme”
Honkey Kong is Out Sept 20th on Dangerbird Records
The release of Honkey Kong is drawing ever closer and to get you in the mood to get down and dirty, Boots Electric has released a new video for “Boots Electric Theme.” A comedic tribute to 70’s porn flicks, the impressively mustached lover-man acts out his take on Hollywood classics, from Pump Friction and Forrest Hump to The Bang Over, with more puns that you can shake a rather questionable stick at.
For a free download of “Boots Electric Theme” head over to: http://www.boots-electric.com
Boots Electric is Hollywood’s favorite son and Eagles of Death Metal frontman, Jesse “The Devil” Hughes. After creating three albums of dirty and danceable garage rock anthems, Honkey Kong is his first solo outing and will be released on September 19th by Dangerbird Records. It was produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Depeche Mode) and co-written with legendary keyboardist Money Mark, best known for his many collaborations with the Beastie Boys.
Honkey Kong is the sound of Boots Electric coming out of the closet. Under this moniker, Hughes expands his sonic palette while continuing to deliver the hooks that he’s known for. The electronic drums that kick off opening track “Complexity” immediately signal the new direction. The track is a mix of glam-pop, keyboard-heavy dance grooves, and Hughes’ signature brand of rock ‘n roll grit that drips with swagger. Elsewhere, he tries on space-funk synths on the track “Boots Electric” and “Trippy Blob” has some of his most absurdist lyrics yet.
Though a winking self-awareness has long been one of Hughes’ calling cards, he’s also written some of his most earnest songs yet. “No Fun” is an honest-to-goodness ballad and “Swallowed by the Night” is a soulful slice of honky tonk gold. Honkey Kong reveals what many already knew – beneath the tongue-in-cheek lyrics and his charismatic strut, Hughes has always been a gifted pop songwriter at heart.