Wilde World: Yellow bird

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.

Marty Wilde and Pete Shelley had several projects on the Magnet label, and some were more successful than others. The song ‘Attack attack’ had a nice glamrock feel, and was recorded by an unknown group called Yellow bird, but it failed to make a dent in the singles chart. That’s probably why nothing was ever heard of the band again, although the B-side ‘Right on’ surfaced as an A-side on a single by Zappo, which was a nickname for Marty Wilde himself, in the same year.

What the hell was going on? If Yellow bird was a project of Shelley and Wilde, who were the five chaps on the single’s sleeve? Some things have yet to be discovered.
Meanwhile, you can listen to ‘Attack attack’ below.

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