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Okay.....it's 1980, I'm fresh out of high school.....smoking lots of weed (LOTS), screwing lots of the local sluts (LOTS), and trying to impress everyone with the fact that I didn't just listen to AC-DC or whatever.....I was "deeper" than that....what a pretentious piece of grabage I was.....anyway when I think of that time, ONE song (or, technically, two) serves as the PERFECT soundtrack music for that era.......


"Hey, Judy......get Trudy.....you said to call up if I was feeling moody.......Hey little Donna, ya still wanna?".....if you don't recognize it, that is the Kings' great "This Beat Goes On/Switchin To Glide", one of the most wonderful singles of that much more innocent era......simply a fantastic two-sided single, we played the shit out of it back in that era.......the lyrics sound kind of silly (kind of?  "Lunatics Anoymous that's where I belong", and more), however, this is a great song and a wonderful memory each time I hear it......the Kings were not anything legendary, in fact, if not for "This Beat Goes On/Swithin to Glide", i would guess they would be 99.9% forgotten......


Anyway, the Kings were from Vancouver BC, and comprised of bassist/singer David Diamond, guitarist Mister Zero, keyboadist Sonny Keyes, and drummer Max Styles...they released "The Kings Are Here" (with the great single) to some success, the followups, well, not so much.....the definition of a "one hit wonder" pretty much. They released several albums that I honestly have never heard, but, surprisingly, what I have for you today "The Kings Are Here and More", DOES have some other intersting tracks other than the "famous" single......."Partyitis" and "Running Shoes Running" are worthwhile tracks, give them a try, this is some fine late 70's/early80's power pop ala the Romantics, say, or the Records, or.....well you get the idea....and if you've never heard that fine single, your life is incomplete!

THE KINGS ARE HERE AND MORE-01 This Beat Goes On/02 Switching To Glide/03 It's Okay/04 Go Away/05 Partyitis/06 Running Shoes Running/07 Anti Hero Man/08 Love Store/09 Don't Let Me Know/10 My Habit/11 Right to the Top/12 If the Stars Came Out Tonight/13 Unstoppable/14 Shoulda Been Me/15 If We Don't Belong Together

Link in a little while.......hope you guys have been enjoying the variety I have tried to provide.....I know there are blogs STRICTLY for power pop, or stoner rock, or whatever, but I try to include simply the stuff I like.....maybe I'd have more of a following if I went in one direction or another, but I just can't see me doing that......anyway, hope you like SOME of the stuff I put up! God bless you all, I wish only the best for my readers and their cherished families.....


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