Kryptonite Moe and the Richy Karma Gang

The Story Behind the Song

Written by Johnny Punish about West of Cairo, a Las Vegas Band circa 1993 that Johnny himself played in with Richy on Bass, Roge on Drums, and an unamed lead singer on lead vocals. The song was recorded over a few days in late December 2008 using FL Studio. Vocal tracks were recorded on Dec. 26, 2008 using a Samson C03U USB Microphone.

When interviewed about his days with West of Cairo, Johnny Punished remarked “One gig, the band was on stage ready to play at the Sports Pub on Maryland Parkway, just in front of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. One problem, Richy was missing! We could not find him…..finally, someone called his house and he was sleeping! He raced like “the call never rang” and he made it just in time to rock the house! It was a great time in our lives back then. We were rocking crazy as Las Vegas was heating up. The band ran hard and then eventually fizzled as life surrounded them. A tribute to youth, fun, and a band that was just one of the highlights of my life”.

LYRICS

Kryptonite Moe and the Richy Karma Gang (Punish)

When you’re Kryptonite Moe and the Richy Karma Gang
You get yourself a drum and go du-lang du-lang
Going on a grift or ego-centric trip
You better take cover cause the worlds about to slip when

Jackie (Rita) says jump Roger says how high
Sorry turtle dove I’m just makin’ trailer pie
While I steal your song and eat your brain sorry
Devon baby maybe O.G. was too insane, it goes …

Upside Down and all over town
The people hear the cry and the music hit the ground an’
You never hear the call like the phone never rang
When you’re the Kryptonite Moe and the Richy Karma Gang

ew ew ew, its time for the show
ew ew ew, the bands on the go
ew ew ew, it’s a click clack bang
When you’re the Kryptonite Moe and the Richy Karma Gang

Me me me moe-knees never never wrong
Its’ everybody’s fault like the guy who wrote this song
Drama party girl is the queen of the show when
West of Cairo burned the people want to know if

Richy is a good guy who shines like his car
or a bag full of thorns while he laughed at my guitar
He can drum with smile putting Debbie on a leash
While his crazy family mami cuts him off at the knees …they go….

While Biv and his bong and the Skeletone-nees
They dirty pitch for money they know what I mean
There’s Brian Jay Strummer at the Sports Pub Bar
He tried to say hello but he didn’t get too far….

ew ew ew, in the midnight sun
ew ew ew, let’s get to the fun
ew ew ew, it’s a click clack bang
When you’re Kryptonite Moe and the Richy Karma Gang

ew ew ew, an she’s alright
ew ew ew, in the middle of the night
ew ew ew, the band was in the tank
When you’re Kryptonite Moe and the Richy Karma Gang

ew ew ew, what’s wrong with your head
ew ew ew, Chuck B’s not dead
ew ew ew, too much beer you must of drank
When you’re Kryptonite Moe and the Richy Karma Gang

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