March 1, 2013

The Real Kids - "All Kindsa Girls" / "Common At Noon"

This week, a great new blog I've been following Why Pick On Me turned me on to Boston's The Real Kids. Formed in the early 1970s by John Felice—a childhood friend and former bandmate of Jonathan Richman in the first incarnation of The Modern Lovers—The Real Kids put out their first release in 1977 on French label, Sponge, with a 7" consisting of pop-punk A-side scorcher "All Kindsa Girls" and softer B-side number "Common At Noon." The latter track, which somehow has me simultaneously picturing early Velvet Underground and Troggs' bootlegs, is best summed up in Felice's own words: "This song is about Boston Common, which is this park in the middle of Boston where people go to hang out and look at girls in the summertime." Below, dig into both sides of this gorgeous artifact, "dedicated to real kids everywhere."

Snag the singles on iTunes, or grab the vinyl from Discogs.

The Real Kids - "Common At Noon"

The Real Kids - "All Kindsa Girls"

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