Monday, September 22, 2008

Incredible Kidda Band - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late! - 2001


Remember during the good ol' days of late '70s and early '80s guitar-based new wave and power pop? Remember when the Boys had a new release, and how the raw energy almost ripped holes in your speakers? Prepare to relive those days, cuz here come two CDs of raw, unpretentious energy, dressed up in the catchiest hooks this side of the Boys. Recorded between 1977 and 1981, the Kiddas never got the break they deserved, due to circumstances beyond their control. They certainly had the talent and the songs, but it just didn't work out for them. With 29 tracks, there's something for every guitar pop fan. All the tracks are raw and primitive, but not sloppy. And each song, written by leader Alan Hammonds, has so much snap, crackle, and pop, you'll be stuffed silly by the time Disc Two ends. "Can I Take the Car Tonight" sounds like it could've been at least a regional hit way back then! "While the 1979-1981 material is in stereo, the earlier 1977 recordings are in mono, enhancing the experience for the fan, while irritating the audiophiles at the same time! "Fighting My Way Back" musically resembles a mix 'tween power pop favorites Bram Tchaikovsky and the Records "If Looks Could Kill," "Big Boys Don't Cry," and "Get Off the Telephone" are such nice, hooky little songs, that you have to wonder why no major label snapped them up. Though the sound quality is debatable in a few places, the songs speak for themselves. -AMG

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3 comments:

Frank Miller said...

THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS . I THINK THESE GUYS EVENTUALY BECAME THE KICKS. I NEVER BOUGHT THIS WHEN IT CAME OUT BECAUSE I THOUGHT THE IMPORT PRICE WAS A LITTLE HIGH. AND NOW THE VINYL FETCHES A NICE BUCK ON EBAY. STUPID ME .ANYWAY, I KNOW ITS BEEN REPRESSED CD ONLY. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE POST. AN UNDERATED BAND IF THERE EVER WAS ONE. YOUR BLOG IS AWSOME !!!
THANKS AGAIN
FRANK

Gabe said...

Hi, keep up the great work on your blog. The Incredible Kidda band cd is a fantastic album, hopefully people who download this will pick it up from Bomp or wherever. It will definitely be on my best of list if I get around to voting!...

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