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Kennedy

Sporting a look and an overall affect that makes him seem like an indie rock hipster version of Napoleon Dynamite, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Kennedy is affectedly ironic enough to make Beck look like a confessional poet. However, there's enough melody and wit in his sardonic blend of contemporary dance music, '70s AM soft rock, and indie pop to keep it from being merely empty posturing. Raised in the L.A. suburbs (his official bio claims that his real name is Jack Kennedy, and that his father's name is John Wayne Kennedy, claims as likely to be fiction as fact), Kennedy began his musical career in a high-school cover band specializing in Smiths and Cure songs, then took a day job working as a tape operator at Cherokee Studios in Hollywood. Kennedy also played guitar in an early lineup of L.A. indie stars Silversun Pickups before supposedly getting kicked out of the band for setting leader Brian Aubert's clothing on fire. Prior to and concurrent with his membership in the Silversun Pickups, however, Kennedy maintained a solo career that started with the druggy '60s-influenced power pop of 1999's Unicorn and the tougher-sounding garage rock revivalism of 2002's Kennedy. Following that release, Kennedy traveled to England, where he recorded a more dance-oriented track called "Mom Made Me a Pimp" with the French production duo Count De Money. Inspired by the mid-career change of musical direction, Kennedy completed the 2004 dance-rock EP Pink Afros with the duo. A follow-up EP, 2006's Special K, attracted more attention thanks to the single and video for the ironic slow jam "Your Mama." Signing to Cordless Records, distributed by Warner Bros., Kennedy released his first full-length album, Kennedy for President, in the summer of 2007. ~ Stewart Mason
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Special K

1. Hillbilly Witchcraft

2. K.E.N.N.E.D.Y.

3. Your Mama

4. Karate

5. Maybeline

6. Life Is A Party

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Track List: Kennedy

1. Wake Up Motherf**ker

2. Turkey Pot Pie

3. If Tomorrow Never Comes

4. A Brain In A Room

5. Coldpussy

6. The Scott Sterling Extreme Sports Challenge

7. Cocaine Junkie O.D.

8. Goatfuck

9. I Love Me

10. Utilitarian Cafeteria

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Track List: For President

1. Karate

2. Your Mama

3. Oh Yeah

4. Hillbilly Witchcraft

5. Mama Made Me A Pimp

6. Going Insane

7. Let It Out

8. Sleep Talking

10. Magic

11. Wanted The World

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Track List: The Guilty Poor

1. Stillborn Believer

2. Brave New World

3. The Great Divorce

4. 1984

5. Birthrite

6. American Gods

7. Empty Womb

8. The Screwtape Letters

9. Promise Kept

10. Incoming / Outgoing

11. Iverson

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Kennedy must choose the next president.hi l l a r y Clinton or Donald trump...
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Best song ever IF HE DIDN'T CALL YS GIRL BICHS
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I wish I had a copy of kennedys biography I can't find anything on the webs about kennedy except that those silversun dbags supposedly kicked you out for lighting some clothes on fire.
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rrschmid1
cool
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This song Is AMAZING!!
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man, this sick, FUNKY s**t!!!!
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stephanmarvi n
load up the tour bus, please! San Francisco would love to have you!
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drive like a gangter...mo r e please
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Great job, you did it.
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Kennedy K for President!! Lol
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I love your song magic. Your so awesome Kennedy when. Did you start playing your first song
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im so in love with the majority of these songs.
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versachiful
oh my goddddddddd
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My favorite song
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Magic going up my nose
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K.E.N.N.E.D. Y . !
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How could you not like this ?
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Songs like this should be playing in heaven.
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Best. Song. Ever.
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acepicky4
Too funny!
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First time I heard this song was on the Dollar Shave Club advertisemen t . I don't think it could have been more perfectly suited.
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America
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Roundhouse Music!
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jason7252
like
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calichefs3
Love this album....i played karate in the club this weekend & people went crazy over it! -DJ FONZIE
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tonightstars
Karate is great! It makes me think of my love everytime i use to drive down to see him on weekends! I miss the good times!Barr.. :/
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badass song!! while driving haaa
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OMG YESS!! My jaw dropped when I heard this come on... this is my all purpose song
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yes!
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kennedy is straight hipster dushbag but i love him lol
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tylerdurden3 2 2
sounds like a poor mans Har Mar Superstar
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Funny song. thumbs up.
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Where is the band he's in - Nightbus??
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Love this guy!
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tif_tif
Just started listening to this guy. Did he say something about b**ch slapping Eminem?? LMAO!!
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tool0267
TEASE! Where are these albums?! Stuff is soo good!
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tsenmaisng
Karate and K.E.N.N.E.D. Y . are hilarious
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Dude. The song "Karate" is f**kin' terrific.
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It's "overall effect." Affect is a verb. Effect is a noun.
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Yes, what dahls said! nice
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f'ing hilarious... l o v e it.

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