Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole And The Coconuts (1982)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, Stool Pigeon by Kid Creole And The Coconuts. The record was released in 1982, on the Island record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a domestic pigeon.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Kid Creole And The Coconuts, Funk / Soul / Disco / Latin music,  Pigeons or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: Stool Pigeon
Media Artist/s: Kid Creole And The Coconuts
Record Label: Island
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Funk / Soul

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Additional information about this Kid Creole And The Coconuts vinyl art.

Kid Creole And The Coconuts – The Artist/s

Kid Creole and the Coconuts is an American musical group created by August Darnell with Andy Hernandez and Adriana Kaegi. Its music incorporates a variety of styles and influences, in particular a mix of disco and Latin American, Caribbean, and Calloway styles conceptually inspired by the big band era. The Coconuts are a trio of female backing vocalists/dancers, founded and originally choreographed and costumed by Adriana Kaegi. Throughout the 1980s, the band also included Peter Schott on keyboards (Schott also occasionally co-composed material with Darnell), drummer David Span, bass player Carol Colman, and legendary Jamaican drummer Winston Grennan. With horn players, percussionists, and other adjunct members, the full band lineup often swelled to over a dozen players. Their breakthrough came with their third album in 1982’s Tropical Gangsters, which hit #3 in the UK and spun off three Top 10 hits with “Stool Pigeon”, “Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy” and “I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby.” “Dear Addy” also made the Top 40.

Stool Pigeon – The Song

‘Stool Pigeon’ is a 1982 song by Kid Creole & The Coconuts. It was the second single to be released from the group’s third studio album Tropical Gangsters. It reached a peak of #8 on the UK Singles Chart and #25 on the US US Club Play Chart. August Darnell, the lead singer of Kid Creole & The Coconuts, was a great fan of the 1940s dress style, which for gangsters was double breasted pinstriped suits and hats. “Stool Pigeon”, which Darnell wrote, was a tribute to this whole genre. The 12″ remix of “Stool Pigeon” features a guitar solo by Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers.

The Domestic Pigeon – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the shape of a domestic pigeon. The pigeon is a member of the Columbidae bird family consisting of pigeons and doves. These are stout-bodied birds with short necks, and short slender bills that in some species feature fleshy ceres. They primarily feed on seeds, fruits, and plants. The family occurs worldwide, In English, the smaller species tend to be called “doves” and the larger ones “pigeons”. The bird most commonly referred to as just “pigeon” is the domestic pigeon, which is common in many cities as the feral pigeon. Pigeon is a French word that derives from the Latin pipio, for a “peeping” chick, while dove is a Germanic word that refers to the bird’s diving flight.

An informant (also called an informer or stool pigeon in slang) is a person who provides privileged information about a person or organisation to an agency. The term is usually used within the law enforcement world, where they are officially known as confidential human source (CHS), or criminal informants (CI). It can also refer pejoratively to someone who supplies information without the consent of the involved parties. The term is commonly used in politics, industry, entertainment, and academia.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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