Friday, January 25, 2013

"My Mistake" by The Kingbees

Song#:  0229
Date:  06/28/1980
Debut:  89
Peak:  81
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Rock, New Wave, Rockabilly

Pop Bits:  This SoCal group led by Jamie James brought elements of rockabilly to their new wave sound and were able to get signed to the RSO label. Their debut disc didn't get much attention until this single got some significant airplay in Detroit, where their sound fit in with local hit makers like The Romantics and The Rockets. It didn't fully catch fire nationally, but it was enough to call for a second LP. Unfortunately, RSO folded very soon after and the group then disbanded.

ReduxReview:  This is not necessarily the Stray Cats rockabilly, but it definitely has elements. I sense some Nick Lowe-type influences too. It grooves pretty good, but I'm not raving about this rave-up.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  Jamie James later helped to form a rock and roll band called DQ and The Sharks. The DQ in question is actor/musician Dennis Quaid.


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