LOST IN THE NOISE

October 29 — COLD GIN, Kiss (1974)

img_1311In the late 1980s, Oklahoma City musician Kevin Stark assembled his third or fourth band, an androgynous glam-rock affair called Blue Room. Toeing the line between sincerity and parody, the band played arena-inspired shows in tiny clubs across the metro, complete with confetti, smoke bombs, sirens, strobe lights and, yes, dancing midgets. One sharp memory in particular is a spoof of Kiss’s “Cold Gin,” renamed “Corn Flakes,” during which band members showered audience members with boxes of Corn Flakes cereal. Today, Kevin Stark is back home in his native Pauls Valley, where he is an artist, entrepreneur and curator of the Toy & Action Figure Museum, the site of Luke’s and my Saturday adventure.

 

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