Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Real Kids - "No Place Fast" (CD, Norton - 1999)

Hi there! Happy New Year to everyone!
Hope this year be better than the previous but the chances so far are not with our side (at least here in Greece). We got our families, our friends, our books, our rock & roll , quite a lot if you think to all  have a happy life, so fuck the rest.
Mmmm, I noticed many of you guys and gals want some re-ups. Even though I said I'm not going to do it, I will. It's not that easy cause my spare time is limited but in the next few days a first "package" hopefully gonna take place in the 'clouds'.
The limited spare time as well has halted all WAX confections for a while, cause JP just like me had too much things to take care, but hey, we're not giving up. And we are going to hit quite soon hopefully with two 'releases', an EP at first (for the first time in WAX's history) with the true-born survived material of a legendary record and a GREAT live tape our friend Steve handed us, a huge surprise for all the friends of real rock & roll, just be patient!
So, to our subject I was always a big Real Kids fanatic. But I never understood the reason why most people don't equal in quality matters the early 80s works of the band with the CLASSIC debut? I mean, sorry, but "Senseless" and "She" and "Can't Talk to that Girl" are among my fave rock & roll or power pop (you know, raw rock & roll with la-la-las as my buddy Vex used to say) tunes ever! 1999 Norton's compilation offers in one package these brilliant songs. The Taxi Boys side project on the legendary Bomp label that lead to reformation and the "Outta Place" second LP (produced by Andy Paley!!!) are here in all their garage-punk-pop furious glory! For my money only the Boys (UK) can match Real Kids' chop.

PS: Real Kids photo that used here as front sleeve it's one of the best ever captured on camera, I LOVE IT!




  2. Even lossy, great album!

  3. I Love the Real Kids: In France, the "garage-punk-pop furious glory" started with "Outta Place" and a French tour in '84 or '83 (Sorry, Too much of everything, I can't remember!) and then we got this great fanzine "Nineteen" and a fantastic label/record shop "New Rose" and for a couple of years it really rocked! (In fact everything started a couple of years before with Mark Zermati & Skydog Label and the Flamin' Groovies, but that's another story...) So the Real Kids are more than important: essential! Can't wait for the new WAX's Stuff! Thanks

  4. love the Real Kids...i moved to Boston from Philly in late '84 and toiled for a buncha years in bands, and also did some graphic design for a guitar store here in Boston that RK guitarist Billy Cole worked at in '87 or so.....bought some of his old gear and he was a really good guy.....EVERYTHING they do is essential! jim

  5. always liked that album with just like darts, on