Song written by Ricky and Marty Wilde. Fifth track of the album Teases & dares. The song was released on single in March 1985.
There are three versions of 'Rage to love': the album version, a 7" version remixed by Dave Edmunds and an extended version.
The track was released as a 7" single and 12" single. A shaped picture disc also appeared in the UK, containing the 7" single tracks.
See also this page in the discography.
A music video was filmed to promote the single.
Go to this page for more information.
'Rage to love' was performed live during the Rage to Rock tour in 1985 only.
'Kids in America' has been covered by Sneaky Pete & Cool Cats in 1997.
Kim about 'Rage to love'
I think 'Rage To Love' was a brilliant record. We got Dave Edmunds to remix that and it sounded very Stray Cats-ish. But I just thought it had the best energy of any record from that time, unlike myself. I didn't have an awful lot at that time. I kinda let things go, lost control a bit, became a bit jaded. (1)
Drums: Chris North
'61 Gibson Barney Kessel, '57 Fender Stratocaster, '55 Gibson (Scotty Moore) ES 295, Backing vocals: Steve Byrd
Roland Jupiter 8, Solina, Mini Moog, Synclavier II, backing vocals: Ricki Wilde
Produced by Ricki Wilde and Marty Wilde.
Engineer: Nigel Mills with thanks to Stephen Stewart-Short and Pete Schwier.
Highest chart positions
Germany: 45 (6 weeks)
United Kingdom: 19 (8 weeks)
(1) Kim Wilde In: Record Collector (UK), September 1993