Friday, August 31, 2012

Smokin' Kills

Kindness's single That's Alright (above) is out on Monday.  And yes, 90% of it is basically Trouble Funk's Still Smokin' from 1986, but the song was so good in the first place that I'm prepared to let it go. Trouble Funk remain among the best (and hardest-working) live acts I've ever seen. In fact, they were so hard-working that we threw in the towel before they did; after two and a half hours of non-stop, segued funk we had to hit the road, leaving Big Tony, T-Bone and the rest to continue playing without us.  God only knows what time they finished.  The chance of them touring the UK again,  though, is close to zero, given that go-go went very quickly from being the next international big thing (in 1986/87) to a strictly local, Washington DC-based phenomenon once more.  Unless this single is a big hit, of course. Here's hoping.

The official video is below, and you can get an idea of their live show from it.

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