In the 80s Australian new romantics band, Kids in the Kitchen cemented themselves as crowd favourites of the live music scene and delighted many teenagers with their arprecences on ABC TV’s Countdown. Those that experienced that magic were falling over themselves to grab tickets to see the band as part of November’s Live At The Foreshore festival. For everyone else, here’s why it matters.
The band’s debut single, “Change In Mood”, reached No. 10 on the Australian national charts in November 1983 with a second single, “Bitter Desire” hitting also a top 20 hit. In May 1984, after which Dorman and Woodhead quit the band and were replaced by Claude Carranza (guitar) and Alistair Coia (keyboards).
The first single released under the new line-up was “Something That You Said”, another Top 20 hit in May 1985, and it was followed by a belated debut album, Shine. The next single release, “Current Stand”, became the band’s signature song and was a hit overseas as well as peaking at No. 12 in Australia.
Since the split
Since the band’s split in 1987, frontman, Scott Carne has continued to perform the bands most loved songs as part of his solo shows. But in June 2016 the reunited band walked on stage to massive applause from loyal fans as part of Culture Club’s 2016 Australian tour and The Kids were back!
The Countdown days
Live At The Fopreshore
Sunday 5 November
Wickham Park, Newcastle
GLENN SHORROCK, DRAGON, THE RADIATORS, GANG GAJANG, CHOCOLATE STARFISH, SEAN KELLY [MODELS], CHRISTINE ANU, KIDS IN THE KITCHEN, UNCANNY X-MEN, MARK GABLE [CHOIRBOYS], SHANE HOWARD [GOANNA], MACHINATIONS, ALLNITERS, REAL LIFE, WA WA NEE and DV8
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