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Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Kick (Can't Let Go Single)

 Per request, new rips and scans; originally posted 9/22/10.
 The Kick were a London area four piece that were around from 1982 till 1987. In all they released three singles and had a couple of compilation tracks. When I first posted this record I knew very little about the band. But thanks to people who were nice enough to comment such as Mr. Suave and Bruce from the awesome My Life's A Jigsaw Blog, I was able to pick up a few things. Since Bruce never re upped the file, I included their first single as a bonus. It was originally posted along with the third single Here and Here. I can't remember if it originally had it or not, but my can't let go single has a slight warp in the beginning of the record that causes some noise; I guess it's time to upgrade...

Line Up -

Rob Adams - Lead Guitar
Kev Bradley - Vocals and Bass
Richard Brimmacombe - Guitar
Christopher White - Drums

Countdown Records 1986

1. I Can't Let Go
2. Armchair Politician

♫♫♫...There's A Name For You...♫♫♫

Footwear Records 1984

1. Let's Get Back Together
2. Don't Ever Change
3. A Shot In The Dark

♫♫♫...You And Me Girl...♫♫♫

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for posting this record as I requested you not so many weeks ago...Frank

I´ve been looking for this one since ages..., and at last I´ve got it.

B-side of this single is a graet tune, I did´t Know that the A-side was a cover.

As far as I know this "mod revival" band from London Aerea has another single, and this two tracks are included on 54321...Countdown Compilation

Frank Miller said...

Glad I could help, enjoy, Thanks for the info, and the request.

Mr. Suave said...

Yes, the Kick were included on the 54321! Countdown Compilation, and these two songs were part of the bonus tracks. The song that made the original comp was "Stuck On The Edge of A Blade", one of the best on the whole record IMO. Another Countdown Compilation (Smashing Time I think) included their song "Julie London"

bristolboy said...

There is a 3 track 45 before this

A - lets get back together
B - don’t ever change/a shot in the dark - Footwear records (1984)which has 2 different sleeve variations (1: live band shot at the hope n anchor 2: band shot looking young & moody)

& a 3 track 45 after

A - scapegoat
B - fingle bunt/leavin' here - sponge records (1986)(2 cover versions on the b-side)

all pretty good

Frank Miller said...

Thanks alot for the info!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the post
The B side is superb
one of my fabs

S.

Pete said...

Knew these tracks already, but had never heard of the ones mentioned by Bristolboy. Any chance of posting these?

Frank Miller said...

I don't have it Pete, but if you pop over to My lifes a jigsaw and ask Bruce nicely he may post it for you if he has it.

bristolboy said...

I do have the 2 45's mentioned & will post at least one of them later in the week for you

Anonymous said...

Just thought I'd let you guys know that The Kick were from Chingford, started gigging around '82 and split around '87. Happy days....

Frank Miller said...

Thank you for the info, much appreciated !

Stan said...

I have a live tape by these but the recording is very poor,good mid 80s mod band,they didn't last long which was a shame,I know Detour Records have tried to get a compilation together of their singles/demos etc,with no luck as yet!

Stan said...

I have a live tape by these,the recording is very poor,great mid 80s mod band,didn't stay around for long which was a shame,I know detour records have tried to get a compilation together of their singles,demos etc,with no luck as yet.

Frank said...

Enjoy Ronnie!

Woody said...

Really fantastic. Thankx a lot.

Frank said...

Your welcome Woody. Thanks for commenting!

Ronnie said...

Cheers frank
Really enjoy your blog have a great 2014 - ronnie

Frank Miller said...

Thanks Ronnie, I'm glad you enjoy the blog and I hope you have a great 2014 as well!

Soundslab said...

Thanks for posting this, remembering a great band. Saw then many times. One thing, Richard Brimmacombe was Vocals and Guitar, not Ken. Richard taught me how to play guitar, really nice bloke.

Frank Miller said...

Thanks for the comment, and the info Soundslab. I took the line Up from the back of their first single. Maybe vocal duties changed as they went along??