Friday, February 24, 2012
THE KIDS OF 96 AND 97 SHOULD HAVE PICKED UP ON THIS
Britpop didn't, in hindsight, produce too much in the way of brilliance. But this 1996 CD single remains close to my heart:-
mp3 : Kenickie - Punka
mp3 : Kenickie - Drag Race
mp3 : Kenickie - Walrus
mp3 : Kenickie - Cowboy
Kenickie made excellent pop records and in Lauren Laverne had a terrifically talented and charismatic frontwoman whose post-pop career has seen her become a very successful radio and tv presenter.
Although they did enjoy a couple of Top 30 hits in a career that spanned five years, I think there is a general consensus that Punka was their best ever moment. The tracks featured today formed the first release of the single in late 1996 when it stalled at #43. A year later the record label decided to re-release it on the back of other singles being minor hits, but despite it being issues as a 7" single plus 2xCDs with freshly recorded b-sides, it only reached #38.
Punka is one of the songs that John Butcher Boy is fond of playing at his Little League club nights and it inevitably fills the floor.