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Kongos is an Alternative Rock band from Pretoria, South Africa (currently based in Phoenix, Arizona). They include four brothers, Dylan, Daniel, Jesse, Johnny, who are the sons of John Kongos, best known for his song "He's Gonna Step on You Again" (a.k.a. the song that was the basis for Happy Mondays' "Step On"). Their first album, Lunatic, was released in 2012, and quickly reached the top of the charts in South Africa. A year later, the band self-released the album in the United States, where it finally began to get exposure. In 2014, one of their songs, "Come With Me Now" became the official song a WWE pay-per-view event, The Expendables 3, among countless other television shows and advertisements. It became the band's first charting single in America and propelled them to a decent amount of fame, and caused them to get signed by Epic Records.



  • Kongos (2007)
  • Lunatic (2012)
  • Egomaniac (2016)
  • 1929, Pt. 1 (2019)
  • 1929, Pt. 2 (2019)

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  • Album Title Drop: The word "lunatics" in "I'm Only Joking".
  • Band of Relatives: Type 2. Dylan, Daniel, Jesse, and Johnny are all brothers. In addition, they're the sons of John Kongos, a popular artist in the 70s.
  • Broken Record: "Come with me now / come with me now / whoa, come with me now..."
  • Indecipherable Lyrics: The beginning of "I'm Only Joking" sounds a lot like "Why do I do what I do?" but is actually, "Wadu-aidu-wadaidu".
  • Madness Mantra: Evoked in "Repeat After Me"
    "Repeat after me, repetition is key, repeat after me, repetition is key, repeat after me, repetition is key..."
  • Meaningful Name: Kongos is the last name of all of the brothers in the band.
  • Precision F-Strike: "I'm just-a-fucking with your head", in "I'm Only Joking".
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  • Self-Titled Album: Kongos.
  • Teens Are Monsters: The beginning of "Kids These Days".
  • Title Drop: At least half of "Come With Me Now".

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