Saturday, January 10, 2009

Retro Saturday: The Kane Gang

Like many of my other Retro Saturday acts I'm passing over the songs which the act was best known for - in this case probably "Closest Thing To Heaven" - in favour of the fab and funky "Gun Law". Yes of course the video is dated but I'm still loving the music:

My other favourite Kane Gang song, from 1987, is "Motortown" , the lyrics of which if I remember were about the car manufacturing trade in the North-East of England.

The Kane Gang may have disappeared long ago but frontman Martin Brammer became a top songwriter and has written songs for artists like Tina Turner, Lighthouse Family, Beverley Knight and our old fave Jack McManus and new talent Julian Velard, and hits like "The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore" and "Undiscovered" for James Morrison. Martin's got a MySpace of course, it's at

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