Review - Kim Wilde

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L'Ultimo Buscadero (Italy)

Just twenty-two and already drawing the attention of the audience with an album that follows two singles that  passed completely unnoticed, we talk about Kim Wilde, blonde girl of the new generation, who has already surprised everyone with his immaculate and innocent sound, clean but convincing. Daughter of Marty Wilde - a good singer of the sixties - Kim looks set to become the English Deborah Harry. Debbie has the same hair, the same sexual gestures, the same way of being an innocent doll, even the sound has some similarities with that of the early Blondie, dry riffs, many sixties influences, essential harmonies and direct engagement with a constant denominator of unquestionable quality, Kim Wilde is an young performer, smart in knowing how all those influences of the past and present are immediately dispensable, groping for a quick climb in public taste. The compositions are either mirror of the character Kim Wilde, 'a lot of fun', winks new wave, happy days of raids in American Graffiti, sounds sketchy and very rhythmic. The steps that follow the hard philosophy sixties are, first, the angry 'Water On Glass', 'Young Heroes' and 'Chequered Love'. Kim Wilde opened her speech with many other musical influences, here is the hysteria of '2 6 5 8 0', a composition with a very frivolous style, the romance of' Tuning in tuning on ',' You'll never be so wrong ' and 'Falling Out' in which we seem to hear first era Deborah Harry, 'Everything we know' a song a bit Reggae style Blondie and Pat Benatar. Again, we note that all songs are written by the father of Wilde, Marty, and brother, also a musician. 'Kim Wilde' is affecting not only for its beauty, but also because she offers a sound full of valuable insights and opportunities.