This is the second and last LP from the Leopards. It came out on Voxx records in 1987. That's where "Psychedelic Boy" (also released as a 7" and included in the "Be A Caveman" compilation) comes from.
Track list Block Party Back On The Track Empty People Last Night Harlean's House Psychedelic Boy Chief Red Scar's Herbal Cure Show It Can Happen To You I'm Drowning Waiting Cryin' Dusty Treasures Maggie Lane
Line-up Dennis Pash -gtr, pno, hmca, pcsn, vcls Ross Inden -bs, pcsn, vcls James Bordy - gtr, vcls Dennis Bouch - drms, pcsn
Surprisingly enough the record was engineered by Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion and Epitaph Recs who also lend them instruments and amps!
By the time the Leopards got around to releasing another album, more than a decade later than 'Kansas City Slickers', the Kinks had a lower profile than ever, which makes Magic Still Exists a most welcome arrival. On its opening track, the hyper "Block Party," the band threatens to stake out a style of its own; after that, Pash and friends get back to business, sounding as wonderfully Kinky as ever. Here's hoping they do it again in 1999.[Ira Robbins / Scott Schinder]
Today Dennis Pash is living in a college town just west of Kansas City, Kansas, playing traditional string music on a Riverboat with another member of the original Kansas City lineup of the Leopards. There is also a demo tape from the same period of the Voxx album.
Magic Still Exists is the best Kinks' album of the '80s.