To be Insane is to be neglected, to be "outside the mythos." Perhaps in this sense, the name "Insanity and the Killers" fits these progressive musicians from Clevelands west side. Garnering little recognition, few were probably aware of these musical lunitics. Trying to overcome obscurity is not easy when you refuse to compromise. Integrity is expenisive.
Their music, not quite new wave because the feeling of their concerts conjures beatniks being cool; but not that dated because their songs are very reflective of today's society, is somewhere in bewteen. New-niks if you will.
Born from previuos local bands Clearlight and Masque, and then Throw Money, the Killers as they are affectionately known are Pinch de Mag Wad, apocalyptic bass, body effects, and vocals; Vasil Zook on keyboards and Jesus; Turk Morrel, saxophone, synthesizer, and lead vocals; Peter Smee on drums and granny glasses; and their leader Insanity, guitar and lead vocals.
Noted for their on stage energy and use of props, the Killers have created an original, humorous brand of music much like what the Tubes and Frank Zappa have done. Their musical commentary includes such social phenomena as sniffing tuleo, "Playpen Eyes", watching television, "Let me CTV", and modern love, "Do You Swallow It?", and Microwave, Suicide." Their humor is often satirical. They know how to tell a joke.
The Killers "dead set" must be seen to be appreciated. Members of the audience don masks and dildos and play dead to songs like "Dead Men with Hard Ons", Necrophilia fever. A crowd favorite is "Slash Scrotum" which is about a bellboy in a gay hotel who always wanted to be a surgeon. If you like to laugh and be musically stimulated then I highly recommend them.