|FORMED: 1986, Chicago, IL
Most house-based dance music is either completely devoid of content or has a fairly serious political consciousness. Not so with My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult. With its schlocky mix of samples, synths, beats, Satan, and sex, the group is a hyped-up, stylized psychdelic/industrial dance troupe that revels in bad taste of all kinds. And the sheer tastlessness of their records gained a large cult following in the early '90s, culminating in their 1991Sexplosion album and its single, "Sex on Wheels." Though albums like 13 Above The Night, Blue Buddha and A Crime For All Seasons didn't achieve the same prominence as Sexplosion, the group cranked out its sleazy sounds for the better part of the '90s.
But, by 2001, the band had reappeared once more, issuing 2001's The Reincarnation of Luna and 2002's Golden Pillz: The Luna Remixes for yet another new record label, Invisible. In addition to their own releases, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult has contributed tracks to several movie soundtracks, including Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls, Greg Araki's Nowhere, and the hit flick The Crow (the latter of which the group made a cameo appearance in); and over the years, has toured with such renowned (and similarly styled) bands as Siouxie & the Banshees, Lords of Acid, EMF, and Marilyn Manson. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide