Russian River Relief Fund EP

by Kicker

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UPDATE: We raised $600 for North Bay Donate - thank you all, we'll keep forwarding along any additional donations we receive.

As many of you have probably seen on the news, there was a huge flood last week in the Guerneville region of Northern California. The Russian river rose to it’s highest level in 24 years, 15 feet over flood stage. Roughly 2,000 homes and business were flooded/damaged and hundred of residents have been displaced.

Our singer Roadie and his wife Paula live less than a 100 yards from this river in the small town of Monte Rio. Thankfully their home was on higher ground and escaped damage. However many of our friends and their neighbors have suffered some serious loses and damages from this flood.

We decided to release a benefit, pay as you want download EP, with hopes of raising some money to help those affected by the flood. In keeping with the spirit of this region, this EP features a revised version of the track "Monte Rio" from our brand new LP. This version is a different mix from the record and for the first time in Kicker history, has curse-free (censored) lyrics that can be played on the radio, prompted by our favorite local DJ Jesse Luscious at the almighty KALX in Berkeley. Included with this EP is an unreleased track from our last session entitled "Shit Box" which obviously is NOT radio friendly…

All proceeds of this release will go to the North Bay Donate - Disaster Relief Fundraiser. Please help spread the word and donate whatever you can to help.

Thanks and up the punks!

Pay as you want download, with all proceeds benefiting the North Bay Donate - Disaster Relief fundraiser:

A 501(c)3 specializing in North Bay disaster relief and, long term recovery.


released March 7, 2019

Roadie: Vocals
Dave Ed: Bass
Dave Mello: Drums
Mauz: Guitar, Vocals, Organ

Recorded by Bart Thurber at House of Faith in Oakland, CA January 2018.
Vocals and organ recorded by Mauz at the Masonic Wobble in Albany, CA Spring 2018. Both songs mixed / mastered by Skot Brown at Kempton House, Oakland, CA March 2019. "Monte Rio" appears on the latest Kicker full length LP "Pure Drivel" out now on Tankcrimes.


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Track Name: Monte Rio (Censored)
Monte Rio

Drive down the 101 to 116 west
it leads to a town I think is the best
it’s called Monte Rio the place to be
by the Russian River and the redwood trees

aint no police there aint much crime
go to Lucy’s Lounge for a good time
there’s a restaurant that’s run by krauts
der wienersnitchle I hear you shout

Monte Rio is the place to be
Guerneville, Northwood ain’t for me
Occidental stick it up your ass
cause Monte Rio it’s got class

three liquor stores and one fucking bar
it’s the place to be that’s by far
they take no shit no dickheads
and if that’s what you want go to Nido instead

Monte Rio is the place to be
Guerneville, Northwood ain’t for me
Occidental stick it up your ass
cause Monte Rio it’s got class

half a mile away is Bohemian Grove
not supposed to go there so I’ve been told
it’s a party for kings and CEOs
what they do there nobody knows.....