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King Kong (band)

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King Kong
OriginLouisville, Kentucky, U.S.
GenresIndie rock, funk rock, garage rock, lo-fi
Years active1989–present
LabelsDrag City
MembersEthan Buckler
Willie MacLean
Eric Baldwin
Amy Ritchie
Todd Hildreth

King Kong is an American indie rock music project fronted by musician Ethan Buckler. Buckler left his previous band, Slint, in 1989 to start a new musical project. King Kong's first release, Movie Star, featured the other three members of Slint, David Pajo, Britt Walford, and Brian McMahan.[1] King Kong would go on to feature an ever-changing lineup of performers including John McEntire, David Grubbs, and Peter Townsend.[2][3][4]

The song "Movie Star" was used in the end credits of the 2014 Slint documentary, Breadcrumb Trail.[1]

In 2018, King Kong released three singles: "60s Apartment Building Balcony", "Pawnshopolis", and "Pigeon Man". Each one was accompanied with a music video.[5]

On March 8, 2021, Jimmy Fallon included Old Man On The Bridge in his "Do Not Play" segment on The Tonight Show.[6]


Studio albums[edit]

  • Old Man on The Bridge (1991, Homestead Records)
  • Funny Farm (1993, Drag City)
  • Me Hungry (1995, Drag City)
  • Kingdom of Kong (1997, Drag City)
  • The Big Bang (2002, Drag City)
  • Buncha Beans (2007, Drag City)


  • Breeding Ground (2001, Sea Note)

Singles & EPs[edit]

  • Movie Star EP (1989, Self-released)
  • "Bring It On" (1990, Trash Flow Records)
  • "Hot Dog Days" (1994, Drag City)
  • "60s Apartment Building Balcony" (2018, Drag City)
  • "Pawnshopolis" (2018, Drag City)
  • "Pigeon Man" (2018, Drag City)


  1. ^ a b "The Quietus | Film | Film Reviews | Some Fucking Stars: Slint Documentary Breadcrumb Trail Reviewed". The Quietus. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  2. ^ "TORTOISE BIOGRAPHY". www.brainwashed.com. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  3. ^ King Kong – Funny Farm, retrieved January 27, 2022
  4. ^ King Kong – Buncha Beans, retrieved January 27, 2022
  5. ^ "Video Projects". VividBlack Art. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  6. ^ "Jimmy Fallon Did A Bit About A Song By Obscure Slint Offshoot King Kong". Stereogum. March 10, 2021. Retrieved January 27, 2022.

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