Lucky guy

Song originally written and performed by Todd Rundgren on his album 'Hermit of Mink Hollow'. Kim recorded the cover version in 1988. Tenth track of the album Close. Released as a playable postcard in Poland.

Kim about 'Lucky guy'

Todd Rundgren. He's a brilliant songwriter. He really unfluenced me. I covered one of his songs once, which was my homage, but it ended up more fromage really. It was called Lucky Guy. Lucky Guy, unlucky song. At least I had a go. (1)

Sometimes you wonder why destiny ever took you to a place, or to a person. I discovered this when I was introduced to the genius of Todd Rundgren by an old boyfriend. If the only reason I ever dated him was to discover Todd's remarkable talent, then destiny did her job extremely well! I had recently moved to London, and set up a writing room/studio in my spare bedroom, analyzing his songs and recreating them in order to learn about the construction of song writing. I am still a huge Todd Rundgren fan and I recorded this as a tribute to his inspiring talent. (2)

Credits

Keyboards & programming: Ricky Wilde, Tony Swain
Additional keyboards: Bias Boshell
Guitars: Steve Byrd, Ricky Wilde
Produced by Ricky Wilde and Tony Swain
Engineered by James Richards.
Mix engineered by Richard Lengyel

Interview source

(1) All back to my place In: Mojo (UK), November 2001
(2) Facebook Track by Track commentary, published September 3, 2013