Sunday, 17 September 2017

THE INCREDIBLE KIDDA BAND - Everybody Knows 7'' 1978

The Incredible Kidda Band (aka The Kidda Band) were a British power pop band formed in Nuneaton on 10 February 1976 and they signed to Psycho Records in 1978 and their first powerpop single "Everybody Knows" was released on 24 June that year. Members of the band were unhappy with the work of producer "Des Dolan" and so both tracks were remixed at Utopia Studios on 11 May at 1978. Without much evident quality improvement, the band remained unhappy. The single was reviewed in Melody Maker on 15 July 1978 by the producer Tony Visconti, famous for working with David Bowie, T-Rex as well as Thin Lizzy, and he wrote: "Great!! A good record at last. Good solid beat and the group actually sings in tune. This could chart (as they say in the biz). They sound young but aren't quite punk or new wave. I commend them for keeping their sound strong, simple and uncluttered." Other positive reviews appeared in Sounds 1978 (By Geoff Barton) and in Record Mirror by Rosalind Russell. Despite the favourable reviews, the single failed to sell in large numbers upon its release, however it was destined to become a collector’s item over 20 years later. (source: wikipedia) - So I love this record and both songs quite brilliant, the a-side was used for the cool Back To Front #2 compilation.

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