It was released in Februaryand was their first album to be released as a trio the band consisted of up to seven members Watching - Thompson Twins - Side Kicks previous releases.
The album reached no. In the United States and Canada, the album was titled simply as Side Kicksand was only the second Thompson Watching - Thompson Twins - Side Kicks album to be released there. The album was the first collaboration between the band and producer Alex Sadkin and was recorded at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas.
The singer Grace Jones who had worked with Sadkin on three of her albums by that time made a guest appearance on the track "Watching", though her vocals were not included on the track when it was remixed and released as a single in mid The album has several different versions according to different territories, containing different tracks and different track order. The UK, Canadian, and US cassette versions of the album also contained a whole side of remixes of various album tracks.
Reviewing the album in Record magazine, Crispin Sartwell noted that the songs "Love On Your Side", "Tears", "Love Lies Bleeding", and especially "Lies" achieved a funk that could appeal to both black and white listeners, Triple Skinny - tobyMac - Momentum that the songs on Side Two of the record veer more towards the pretentious music of their first two albums.
He nonetheless concluded the album to be one of the best examples of British funk to date. The second disc included most major 12" versions and B-sides, some of which appeared on CD for the first time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Quick Step and Watching - Thompson Twins - Side Kicks Kick. Thompson Twins.
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