June 14, 2009

Mod-A-Day: The Kick

I don't know much about 80s mod band The Kick, but I know what I like. And, I liked what I heard immediately upon hearing The Kick's "Armchair Politician" the back side of their "Can't Let Go" single from about 1986. The band had the definite bad luck to be involved with Stiff's Countdown label and it seems they evaporated just as the label did. They made a number of appearances on various Countdown related compilation albums. Drummer Chris White evnetually went on to play with acid jazzters Mother Earth among others. Regardless of its title the song here, "Julie London", is not about rat-pack jazz pop singer, TV star (Emergency's Nurse Dixie no less!) and Mrs. Bobby Troup.

The Kick -- Julie London