Monday, November 19, 2007

Pete Best, please pick up the white courtesy phone please!

Here's another inductee into the rock and roll hard luck Hall of Fame, Glen Matlock. Legend has it (wrongly) that Glen was tossed from the Sex Pistols for liking the Beatles. He went on to form the Rich Kids with Midge Ure, Rusty Egan, and Steve New in 1977. Here's a clip of the band performing their 1978 single Rich Kids on TOTPs. They released their one and only longplayer, the uneven Ghosts of Princes in Towers later that year. The band split up shortly thereafter, and Midge Ure went on to find greater success with Ultravox. Glenn kicked around in a number of other projects over the years until the release of his first solo LP Who Does He Think He Is When He's at Home? in 1996.

In my opinion, this tune, along with their second 1978 single Ghosts of Princes in Towers are some of the finest moments of the late 70s punk pop era.


steve simels said...

I had never actually heard these guys...very cool. They really had that sort of Post Small Faces thing down cold, didn't they?

Come to think of it -- didn't Ian McLagan play keys on the album?

Kid Charlemagne said...

Tell me Steve, what album didn't Ian McLagan play on? ;>