Kool-Aid (album)

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Studio album by Big Audio Dynamite II
Released 1 November 1990
Recorded 18 June 1990
Genre Rock, alternative dance, alternative rock, dance-rock
Length 51:15
Label Columbia
Producer Mick Jones
Oliver "Olimax" Maxwell
André Shapps
Big Audio Dynamite II chronology
Megatop Phoenix
The Globe
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Kool-Aid is an album by Big Audio Dynamite II. It was their first album under this name and with this line-up, which had been totally changed by the band leader Mick Jones himself in 1990. This was a UK-only release. Several of the songs appeared on the group's next worldwide release, The Globe, albeit in reworked form. Among them is this album's lead-off song "Change of Atmosphere", which was reworked into the group's number 1 hit "Rush".

Trouser Press, said that, "with a relatively loose feel and concept, Kool-Aid is Jones' most diverse outing ever, a limited-edition eight-song stopgap offering two acoustic ballads, acid-dance, techno-rock, Kraftwerk samples and even Laurie Anderson-styled poltergeist vocals, as well as a remixed (and retitled) version of "Free," the band's contribution to the Flashback soundtrack."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Change of Atmosphere" Mick Jones 7:41
2. "Can't Wait" Mick Jones 5:04
3. "Kickin' In" Dan Donovan, Mick Jones 6:38
4. "Innocent Child" Mick Jones 6:38
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "On One" Mick Jones 4:52
6. "Kool-Aid" Mick Jones, Gary Stonadge 5:30
7. "In My Dreams" Nick Hawkins, Mick Jones, Gary Stonadge 8:28
8. "When the Time Comes" Mick Jones, Gary Stonadge 7:10


  • C.J., Dave Mercer, Mike Campbell - engineer
  • Adam "Flea" Newman - "dynamite"


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Review: Kool-Aid. Allmusic. Retrieved on 27 May 2011.
  2. ^ TrouserPress.com :: Big Audio Dynamite