First Post First Single

by Simon

And that first single I bought for 75p back in February 1981? “Kids In America” by Kim Wilde.

Kim, if you’ve never heard of her, was kind of the Home Counties Debbie Harry, all peroxide hair and New Wave sneer. Kim was also the first poster on my wall.

And, for a first single purchase, Kids In America is actually a really great pop tune, atmospheric synth pop verses and a big catchy New Wave chorus.

A lot of people talk about their first music purchases in a sheepish tone, too embarrassed sometimes to admit to it and rewriting history by claiming something cooler. But I think this wasn’t a bad choice for starting my music collection!

Kids In America (file removed)