Wilde World: Los Valentinos

Kim Wilde’s first records were written and produced by her father and brother, Marty and Ricky. The three of them have had a great influence on the music world, as this regular series ‘Wilde World’ shows.

A long time ago we wrote about the track ‘Polaris’ as performed by The Boys. It is a bit of a rarity because it’s one of very few instrumental songs ever composed by Marty, who usually provides lyrics with his compositions. Using the pseudonym Frere Manston ‘Polaris’ was first recorded by The Boys in 1963, but a few cover versions also exist. 

In 1974 the Danish instrumental ‘supergroup’ recorded their version and released it on their debut album ‘In Action!’ The track also appears on the B-side of their single ‘Slaughter on 10th Avenue’, released a year later. The group originally formed as a side project for Shu-Bi-Dua-guitarist Claus Asmussen, guitarist Niels Tuxen (ex-Culpeper’s Orchard, Iron Office and Savage Rose), Eurovision legend Tommy Seebach and drummer and producer Per Stan. Several personnel changes happened in the years that followed. Their last release was the album ‘Danne-Broget’ in 1982.