THE CAPTAIN HOWDY is a musical collaboration between Kramer and Penn Jillette (of famed magic duo Penn & Teller).
Their debut release, TATTOO OF BLOOD (1994), is way more than you bargained for, including guest appearances by singer & cultural icon DEBORAH HARRY, the inimitable guitar stylings of BILLY WEST (best known as the cartoon voice of Ren & Stimpy), and the cascading, tearjerker cellos of SOMA ALLPASS. It was produced & recorded by Kramer at his Noise New Jersey recording studio in 1993, following the demise of his band Bongwater.
Featuring a title track written FOR the band by LOU REED, and brilliant cover art by famed artist TONY FITZPATRICK, the music defies description. Kramer's best work as a producer is clearly most abundant when working with his very best collaborators, and Penn Jillette could be the best and most natural partner of his long career.
Penn Jillette - words & voices
Kramer - music & instruments
All songs by Penn Jillette & Kramer (except where noted)
Produced by KRAMER