1980's Chicago Punk Rockabilly Goes Global With The Help Of Australia's Black Parrot Music

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Chicago's Stan Skora and "Kind Of Girl-Remastered" 1980 debut EP finds new fans and followers as a classic hit remastered and encoded for streaming by Australia's Black Parrot Music label.

“I do love a good guitar too!” Stan smiles...

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There once was a time when music was defined by the journey it took you on in the first three seconds --- and the critically acclaimed "Kind Of Girl" was such a song. A definitive addition to the genre of Chicago Punk Rockabilly, the song was the first solo offering of Stan Skora. The EP, now easily accessible via streaming audio and with a clearer, sharper sound thanks to the latest in remastering technology, features top shelf guests including Mimi Betinis (Pezband, Black & Blond), Sam Hubbell (Michael Heaton Band) and Carlo Iaccino, (The Kind - the ORIGINAL Kind).

"Kind Of Girl-Remastered" is set for a January 31, 2013 global release through Black Parrot Music and the normal download music sites. “Most of these songs were written at a slightly different time,” Stan says, "But there is an energy to them that will still get to the hearts of people who have never heard of 1980's Chicago Punk Rockabilly."

Stan was inspired to have the mini-album remastered and brought to the world via streaming after he couldn't contain the recollections of the original recordings. "It was a special time, when myelf and the other band members were writing and recording songs, instead of producing them". Close to Stan's heart is the strong guitar element that runs through the eponymous track "Kind of Girl-Remastered".
“I do love a good guitar too! Especially when it can take you on a trip in your mind, so to speak.” Tracks on the EP bring back high school brawls Broadway style (the exuberant Kind Of Girl), dark foreboding (No Class), and some fun rockabilly band play (You Like It).

Stan recorded most of the release back then at his home studio, pre-producing and playing many of the instruments himself. He visited Tanglewood Studio in Brookfield, IL for tape transfers, reduction mixes and final mixing under the guiding hand of John Pavletic (Ides Of March, Pezband, Wazmo Nariz).

The 1980 "Kind Of Girl" was in fact recorded in an entirely different studio at Dr. CAW in Glenview, IL by Craig Williams. They met while recording the WKQX compilation LP (Hometown Homegrown) with The Kind. Both Craig and Stan played promotional shows at the now defunct UPTOWN theatre on Chicago’s north side. The WKQX show, promoted by JAM was a raucous event that drew a capacity crowd as reported by The Chicago Reader.

"Kind Of Girl" originated during a visit to a fast-food restaurant at a time when the members of "The School Boys" were looking for a new band name. They would ultimately become "The Kind". After hearing the bass player Chris Massa facetiously mention that "they didn't want your kind around here" because of the long wait to place an order, Stan Skora said "that's it - your KIND". To which the singer Frank Jalovec said "yes, THE KIND".

The song was penned shortly afterwards by Stan Skora as an anthem for the band to play.

An original recording was made at the group’s long standing rehearsal room using multi-track tape. During that time, Mimi Betinis, who was acquainted with the group was asked to produce the song as a solo record for Stan Skora. The EP was full of fresh ideas and post-modern beats.

The entire disks selections are now being re-released with "Kind Of Girl-Remastered" the first out of the tape box. Rumor has it that there are unreleased songs that haven't yet been heard. Something sure to please Chicago 80s music fans! Now enter Black Parrot Music with progressive industry archival techniques and tape conversion for the digital stream. Independent music worldwide is their slogan - projects like these and Black Parrot Music are a prefect match.

Having spent the last few years producing different artists and diverse talents, it is safe to conclude that now in his own playing field, Stan Skora has a time-tested formidable record with "Kind Of Girl-Remastered", Black Parrot Music and global streaming.

Kind Of Girl? “That’s it, your kind”.

For more information about Stan Skora's other projects, visit his website http://www.stanskora.com.
To learn more about the latest techniques used by Black Parrot Music visit their website http://www.blackparrotmusic.com
or their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Parrot-Music/242297185904250

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