Tuesday, January 30, 2018

It's Double Rich




The last thing any earnest punk band wants to be called is a super group, but that's exactly what The Rich Kids were referred as by the U.K. press. Expectations were sky high. Was the name prophetic? Um...no.

Formed by ex Sex Pistols Glen Matlock, that band's best songsmith, The Rich Kids had ex Slik Midge Ure on vocals and guitar, 17 year old Steve New as lead guitarist and Rusty Egan on drums. The band broke up before year's end after releasing a Mick Ronson produced punk classic most Americans have never heard, the album Ghosts of Princes in Towers. Ure and Egan would form Visage of "Fade to Grey" fame.  




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