`Koo Koo' is a truly weird first solo album for someone that fronted what was, at the time, one of the biggest bands in the world. With its heavy emphasis on rap, one can only assume Deborah Harry and everyone else involved had gotten carried away by Blondie's success with `Rapture'.
KooKoo is an album that had me and the masses very confused in - after the enormous success of Blondie and the latest album 's Autoamerican, Debbie went solo and at the time it was a bit of a disappoint for a great number of people. Listening to it all these years later, I can't believe how overlooked this album can be.
Coupling Debbie Harry and partner Chris Stein with Chic's Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards sure seems like a good idea. Add H.R. Giger's stunning cover art and KooKoo should have been a winner. Too bad everyone forgot to bring the songs. Harry's stern delivery over the funky backing winds up sounding forced, with lyrics that are clumsy and limited."Inner City Spillover" starts off promising 3/