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Boom Boom Kid

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Boom Boom Kid is the artistic name that Carlos Rodriguez (also known as "Nekro") started to use around 2000.

He started a solo career as a singer before his former band Fun People split. Following a tradition that begun with his previous band Fun People, Boom Boom Kid offers songs which mix a wide diversity of styles that go from raw hardcore to ballads, from punk to boleros. His lyrics still deal with the same issues that Fun People used to address: criticism of the traditional gender roles, vegetarianism, non violent action, celebration of the child-like joy, DIY ethics, nostalgic love songs.

The high pitch voice of Boom Boom Kid has been compared more than once with the voice of Morrissey in many press articles. Boom Boom Kid also seems to share more than one obsession with this singer: he has covered The Smiths "Reel around the Fountain" (with Fun People), the "Meat Is Murder" slogan has been quoted several times by Boom Boom Kid. Also, both singers are somehow obsessed with The New York Dolls . Also both artists have covered the song "Moonriver" by Henri Mancini.

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Fun People website

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