In the 80s Kids In The Kitchen were a pop sensation in Australia and bubbled onto the America airwaves as well before splitting after two albums.
Lead by charismatic frontman Scott Carne the band had a string of top 40 hits starting with ‘Change In Mood’ (1983) and followed by ‘Bitter Desire’, ‘Something That You Said’, ‘Current Stand’, ‘Shine’, ‘Out of Control’, ‘Say It’ and ‘Revolution Love’.
The rapid Australian success quickly catapulted the band into the US market where record company mogul Seymour Stein noticed them and signed then to his Sire Records label.
America was too much to handle for the young Australian band. Management issues and a line-up change brought them undone and they disbanded after their second album ‘Terrain’.
After 28 years apart Kids In The Kitchen reformed in 2016. In the gap, Scott Carne created Absolute 80s and tours with an all-star line-up performing an all-hit show.
On February 24, Scott Carne from Kids In The Kitchen, Brian Mannix from Uncanny X-Men, Dale Ryder of Boom Crash Opera and Paul Gray of Wa Wa Nee, will perform the Absolutely 80s show at The X-Studio in Sydney as part of the 1 Louder tour.
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Paul Cashmere spoke to Scott Carne for the story.