Review – Kim Wilde

Unlike many characters presented on these columns, Kim Wilde does not have what is commonly called a musical past. Despite this the surname Wilde is not new to the rock scene as Kim’s father was already on the stage in the sixties. Presented by some as the European version of Blondie, Kim Wilde has nothing to envy to the most famous American colleague in terms of beauty. It has nothing to envy even from the music side, since both offer a rather light rock, very danceable and easily consumable by a heterogeneous audience.
The tracks on this first album by Kim Wilde are composed by dad Marty and brother Ricky (Wilde), who in addition to playing in the group that accompanies the singer acts as producer.

Kim Wilde has already had some success in the Nordic countries (in particular in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Holland) especially with the singles ‘Kids in America’, ‘Water on glass’ and ‘Chequered love’, contained together with seven other songs in this first, extremely ‘easy’ album released by Emi Italiana.