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I wrote this article yesterday (for some reason Wikipedia logged me out when I clicked on edit this page!) and have just thought of a possible inaccuracy in it. If anyone fron New York reads this article can you verify that the smoking ban was only in New York City and not a statewide ban, and also that it was a public smoking ban and not just a ban in clubs and bars. Its quite a small part of the article but I would rather it be corrected if its innacurate than leave it sit there. Motown Junkie 08:30, 13 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Much of this article needs to be supported by sources. Somes of it seems POVbn

i agree. statements like "The Kills have been criticized for their alleged anti-American and anti-corporate attitudes...." are problematic b/c neither the alleged attitudes nor the criticism are referenced. and the claim that mosshart spends her time on stage vomiting speaks for itself. if no one can cite the sources for these statements then i think they should be removed. Zmbe 23:40, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

"Criticism of The Kills"[edit]

I don't want to be the one to do it, but someone should take down this external link. The criticism of the band is based on some personal beef the writer has with one of the band members. I'd hope we'd be doing our best to keep this as objective as possible.

I wrote that criticism, and I assure you it has nothing to do with "some personal beef." If you'd read the criticism you'd see that I've only met Mosshart once, and we spoke only briefly. Further, I say that I like Discount, so there is no "personal beef." Rather, the criticism is completely substantive, and completely relevant. Read before you delete.

Initial inclusion of the link to the entry was not from me. I just restored it; hence, not vanity.

Restored external link as a valid crticism relevant to this band and wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Sorry, it doesn't pass the blog vanity smell test. Blog commentary is normally not notable, with few exceptions. Please Sign your posts on talk pages. --Dhartung | Talk 22:56, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

I didn't make the original edits, but I think they should be included. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Please don't use Wikipedia to link to your blog. This is a community endeavor, and not a place for you to promote your own projects. If you think we won't notice sockpuppets (who have posted about no other topics -- and the only thing you have done on Wikipedia is add links to your blog), think again. This is your final warning. Next time, I will report your behavior. --Dhartung | Talk 01:23, 23 May 2006 (UTC)
Stop acting like a child. The criticism was personal, not a widely-held view, and should never have been included. Zmbe 23:35, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm taking down the nonsense about criticism for anti corporate attitudes yada yada until someone supplies a source.Zmbe (talk) 02:43, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Label Issues[edit]

The article says that all kills releases are on domino records, but my copy of no wow, purchased when it was released in the US, is on rough trade & rca, and does not anywhere say domino records. what's the deal with this? i'm especially curious since domino records is an indie label, but the article says the kills have been critisized for being on a corporate label. which is it? Zmbe 03:49, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

I just checked around, and very few album articles actually have information on the labels for US or UK "international" releases. But that should be included in the article where it's mentioned, you're right. --Dhartung | Talk 06:59, 9 June 2006 (UTC)
now the article refers to rough trade as an american label, which it is not. what is going on here? Zmbe 18:16, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Rough Trade was incorrectly (I think) identified as a subsidiary of RCA, but there is a Rough Trade America. The Kills artist page

Easily confused with The Killers?[edit]

Quite possibly.--HisSpaceResearch 08:20, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Name wise, yes. But in the way of sound, no way.Kurasuke 02:44, 9 March 2007 (UTC)
The question seems more pertinent to whether there should be a disambiguation link at the top of the article. My opinion is no. -- Dhartung | Talk 05:52, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

no they're not......please cite references?--Urtica far i

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BetacommandBot (talk) 02:26, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Gear and why was it taken out?[edit]



Guitars Hofner 175 Sunburst x3 Hofner Very Thin 4575 Red Hofner 175 Telecaster model Gibson L-00 (1936)

Amps ’80s Fender Twin ’60s Vox AC50 ’60s Burns Orbit 3

FX Maestro Echoplex

Strings Fender Bullets, .010-.052

Pedals Electro Harmonix POG (Polyphonic Octave Generator pedal) x2 Boss TU-2 (Electronic tuner) BOSS DD-3 Digital Delay BOSS DD-6

Drum Machines/FX Little Bastard (Drum machine) MPC60 (on Midnight Boom)

Music sequencer Roland


Guitars ’60s Hagstrom 1 Hofner Very Thin 4575 Red

Amps Burns Orbit 3 ’60s Vox AC50

Strings Fender Bullets, .010-.052

Pedals Boss TU-2 (Electronic tuner) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Koricory (talkcontribs) 22:15, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

"have gathered much critical praise."[edit]

Regarding this line in the intro, if they have indeed garnered such praise, this should be properly referenced. And anyway, isn't "critical praise" an oxymoron? :P Perhaps this could be expressed in a better way. Tooironic (talk) 08:00, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

It should be "garnered", not "gathered", for starters. I'm surprised that this has gone uncorrected for this long- I'll go ahead and fix it. There's plenty of referenced material on their positive reception in the individual articles on the albums. Perhaps some of that could be aggregated into a "reception" section here? Also, "critical praise" isn't an oxymoron, it refers to praise by critics. Criticism in this sense means "evaluation", not necessarily "finding fault with something". See music criticism. (talk) 19:06, 8 October 2011 (UTC)


How come we don't have any pages written for their singles? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:17, 10 July 2010 (UTC)


Suicide links to the act of killing oneself. It should link to Suicide (band)


Why is it written that they're actually on tour? It doesn't make sense, it'll have to be erased in a couple of months once the tour is over, plus Wikipedia is not about that kind of infos, is it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:13, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

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