C'mon Kids

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C'mon Kids
Studio album by The Boo Radleys
Released September 9, 1996
Recorded January–February 1996, Rockfield Studios, Wales
Genre Britpop, Indie rock, Noise pop
Length 52:39
Label Creation CRECD 194
Producer Paul Q. Kolderie, Sean Slade, The Boo Radleys
The Boo Radleys chronology
Wake Up!
(1995)
C'mon Kids
(1996)
Kingsize
(1998)

C'mon Kids is the fifth album by The Boo Radleys, it was released in September 1996. The album is considered to be purposely difficult and uncommercial. The band were said to have wanted to distance themselves from the commercial image they had cultivated because of the unexpected successes of the album Wake Up! and their top ten hit single "Wake Up Boo!". However, this was not the intention of the band as explained by Sice in an interview in 2005:

We didn't want to scare away the hit-kids, we wanted to take them with us to somewhere that we'd not been before. All we wanted to do was make a different type of album than Wake Up... All we wanted to do was try something new - to keep ourselves fresh and interested. We were very surprised to find that it was seen as a deliberate attempt to scare away newly created fans. That would have been an extremely foolish thing to do.

Sice

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Twisted Ear 5/5 stars [2]

The album was less successful than its predecessor, charting at #20 on the UK albums chart.[3] It did however spawn three UK top 40 singles, "What's In The Box? (See Whatcha Got)" at #25, "C'mon Kids" at #18 (their second and last UK top 20 single), and a radio edit of "Ride The Tiger" (shortened by over three minutes from the album version) made #38.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Martin Carr. 

No. Title Length
1. "C'mon Kids"   4:10
2. "Meltin's Worm"   4:19
3. "Melodies for the Deaf (Colours for the Blind)"   3:45
4. "Get on the Bus"   3:13
5. "Everything Is Sorrow"   4:38
6. "Bullfrog Green"   4:41
7. "What's in the Box? (See Whatcha Got)"   3:30
8. "Four Saints"   4:26
9. "New Brighton Promenade"   3:06
10. "Fortunate Sons"   3:58
11. "Shelter"   2:01
12. "Ride the Tiger"   6:38
13. "One Last Hurrah"   4:20

Personnel[edit]

The Boo Radleys[edit]

  • Sice - vocals
  • Rob Cieka - drums, percussion
  • Tim Brown - bass guitar, keyboards
  • Martin Carr - guitar, keyboards, vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Boo Radleys: C'mon Kids > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 8 September 2011.
  2. ^ Quinn, Graham. "The Boo Radleys - C'Mon Kids". twistedear.com. Archived from the original on 6 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "Cmon Kids". chartstats.com. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Boo Radleys". chartstats.com. Retrieved 8 September 2011.