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Saturday, January 24, 2009

THE KICKS (GET OFF THE TELEPHONE SINGLE)

This is one of my all time favorite powerpop records . The Kicks were originally known as The Incredible Kidda Band were Nuneaton’s finest and probably only real power pop punk band in the seventies. Lively and energetic, you always knew when this band were on stage you were in for a good time, they never let an audience down and they probably never left the stage without an encore during their height.
The classic Incredible Kidda Band line-up featured Alan Hammonds, Kidder, Dave Lister, Les Rollason, Johnny Rollason and Dick Millington.
By 1980 they reinvented themselves as The Kicks and went on to release the singles Get Off The Telephone, Big Boys Don’t Cry, If Looks Could Kill and Don’t She Look Fab.
By the end of the 80s, the band had changed into We’re Only Human and all was pretty much over for The Kidda Band and their guitar-based style of new wave rock.
This and most of this bands recordings can be had on the disc Too much, Too little, Too late, on Detour records . I just recently picked the disc up and its awesome !! Click over to Detour and get one for yourself, you wont be disappointed.
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REFERENCES - http://www.kidda-band.co.uk/BBC%20Radio%20Coventry.htm / http://www.detour-records.co.uk/CDs.htm
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CARRERE RECORDS 1980
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1. GET OFF THE TELEPHONE
2. BIG BOYS DON'T CRY
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***DOWNLOAD***

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Frank

Thanks for the great review.

I loved the band...mainly because I was in it...

Keep rocking

Kidder

FRANK MILLER said...

Thanks for comment, I think Detour did a excellent job of showcasing how great you guys were. You should have made it.