· The pseudonym Elbow Bones & The Racketeers
was another project by August Darnell (Kid Creole And The Coconuts).
· NEW YORK AT DAWN was released in 1983 after
August notching up UK top ten hits with the singles I’m A Wonderful Thing
(Baby), Stool Pigeon and Annie I’m Not Your Daddy in 1982. The last of which
came from his UK #3 album Tropical Gangsters.
· A NIGHT IN NEW YORK was the album’s first
single and was a big airplay hit in the UK. The single spent five weeks in the
top 40 in early 1984 as well as reaching #24 in the Dance charts in the States.
· NEW YORK AT DAWN features lyricist Debbie Clarkin
and Frank ‘Pago Pago’ Passalacqua’ – lead singer with Gichy Dan. Additional musicians include the Coconuts
Carol Coleman, Ken Fradely and Lee Robertson.
This album is a delightful fusion of 1940’s-esque big band and 80’s
dance beat the likes of which had never been heard before.
· The new Hot Shot Records release is housed in deluxe Super Jewel case
and features an exclusive new interview with August Darnell. It also includes
bonus tracks and is a must for all Eighties Pop and Dance fans.