Julie Brown, Ron Rogers release new albums

Written by on July 21, 2011

Two standouts of the classic alternative era, one comedienne and one mix-master, release their latest work this week: Julie Brown introduces her most recent hilarious take on attitudes and celebrity, Smell the Glamour – The Diamond Tierra Edition, while no wave and disco legend Ron Rogers moves us with his latest collection, Kryvzon – Electro NYC.

Brown, best known for her smash hits “The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun” and “Cause I’m a Blonde,” takes swats at the likes of Sarah Palin and Angelina Jolie as well as the everyday drunks and dizzballs in this new album. She previewed one track, “Another Drunk Chick,” by posting its video on Youtube and her official website a few months ago. Brown lambastes modern music, styles and our celebrity-crazed society with the same charm that we remember from “Just Say Julie” and her several other outstanding projects. As a treat to long-time fans of Brown, Smell the Glamour includes new versions of the affore-mentioned “The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun” and “Cause I’m a Blonde.”

On the other side of the music spectrum is Ron Rogers’ Kryvzon – Electro NYC. Rogers is best known for his chart-topping 1979 dance hit, “Deputy of Love” for Don Armando and his stellar work as producer of several Kid Creole and the Coconuts tracks in the 1980s. In recent years, he collaborated on a few tracks with original Coconut Adriana Kaegi. Rogers latest solo album features mixes that range from classic disco style to a the more modern club beats mixed with a dose of his own psychedelic synth effects.

Rogers’ Kryvzon – Electric NYC is available here; Brown’s Smell the Glamour – The Diamond Tierra Version is available here.

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