SINGLES THE WILD KINGS Down at wild kingdom / Career of evil sp 2004 Wild kingdom Rcds wav
Produced by Chips K.
The Wild Kings : R. Eriksson : drums /M. Karlsson : lead vocals, rhythm guitar / C. Kiesbye : lead vocals, lead guitar / H. Kiviaho : lead vocals, bass.
Guests on A side : backing vocals : O. Bengtsson, C. von Schewen , H. Walse & N. Royale / Percussion : J. Wall /On B side : O. Ahlgren : lead vocals.
Chips K . : "I came up with the name "Wild Kings" minutes before we went on stage so the other guys were a bit surprised when I introduced us. They didn't know we were a "real band" with a name. I also wrote the lyrics to "Down at Wild kingdom" a couple of minutes before we went on. It was all very spontaneous".... "This was actually the start of the "Wild Kings" but it wasn't planned to be anything more than a one-off thing. But the guys at the club asked us if we could be the house band".
Heikki : "Since we had such a great time and all of us really worked together musically we said yes. I don't know how often we will do this. You don't want to turn into a professional cover band. We'll do it as longs as it's fun for us".
Chips K. , H. Kiviaho of Sator & R. Eriksson of the Hellacopters were involved in this side band !Only one single was recorded in 2004 by the Wild Kings on the Wild Kingdom label ! The A side sounds like a 'copters classic & the b side is a cover of the great Blue Öyster Cult tune : "Career of evil" ( A. Bouchard & Patti Smith ) recorded live in Stockholm.