requested quality CD revamp for the third album by cult 70’s Rock legends the
Heavy Metal Kids. Originally released in 1977 on RAK Records and produced by
singles ‘Chelsea Kids’ and ‘She’s No Angel’ (a track later covered by Hanoi
Rocks vocalist Michael Monroe).
One rare B-side
(‘Hey Little Girl’, a favourite of Lady Gaga!) plus the brilliant ‘Delirious’
single have been added as bonus tracks.
includes original LP artwork, lyrics to all the songs, in-depth liner notes by
Classic Rock’s Dave Ling and pictures of all relevant singles including rare
European issues sure to appeal to the collectors.
Holton was also one of the main actors in cult TV series “Auf Wiedersehen Pet”
which made stars of the likes of Kevin Whatley, Tim Healey, Jimmy Nail and
Timothy Spall and which gets regular re-runs on the satellite TV channels.
by the much respected Tim Turan.
The Heavy Metal
Kids, late vocalist Gary Holton in particular, were one of the first bands to
bridge the gap between Rock and the emergence of Punk and are held in esteem by
fans and bands of both genres – Cock Sparrer use ‘Overture’ as their entrance
tape at gigs, Splodgenessabounds have covered ‘Delirious’ and the Sex Pistols
Johnny Rotten has often cited Holton, alongside Ian Dury, as one of the main
influences on his whole stage persona.
Press: “…Kitsch sounds brawny and unexpectedly fresh. Numbers such as Chelsea Kids and near-miss She’s No Angel justify their place in Brit rock history.” – Hugh Gulland, Vive Le Rock, Nov/Dec 2012
Release Date: 17/09/2012
2. CHELSEA KIDS
3. FROM HEAVEN TO
HELL AND BACK AGAIN
4. CRY FOR ME
5. SHE’S NO ANGEL
6. JACKIE THE LAD
7. DOCKING IN
8. SQUALLIDAY INN
9. HEY LITTLE