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Kissing the Pink is a dance/synth pop group from Scotland and England. Members included Nick Whitecross, John Hall, George Stewart, Josephine Wells, Pete Barnett, Sylvia Griffin, Simon Aldridge and Steve Cusack. Their first single was “Don’t hide in the shadows”, made with Martin Hannett, but it wasn’t until they changed managers and signed with Magnet Records that they began to get any airplay. They recorded their first album in AIR studios with producer Colin Thurston, who had engineered Bowie’s Heroes and later worked with Duran Duran amongst others. Kissing the Pink had wanted Brian Eno to produce the album but Magnet thought Thurston would make a more commercial impact. After a series of near-misses with tracks off the upcoming album the single “last film”, with its memorable whistling, reached the top 20. The album, Naked, didn’t sell a lot of copies but was a favourite with the college crowd who presumably appreciated its intelligence and wit. Most people when they talk of Naked marvel at the sheer variety of songs on the album, and while this may be its abiding strength, at the time it probably made the album too hard to classify, and thus it was largely ignored.

Their first Hot 100 entry was “Maybe This Day,” which hit #87 in 1983 In 1985 following the departure by some of the members they shortened their name to KTP and began having hits on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

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  • MushroomCap

    Come... to the garden partiiies

    26 Mar 11:22pm Reply
  • DrSocrates

    great music

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • quackersongs

    Way ahead of their time - 'The Other Side of Heaven' was a ground-breaking track ... came with a very early computer program which - when loaded from the cassette - uploaded the Hieronymus Bosch like cover of the 12 inch single! Most KTP tracks remain very danceable :)

    16 Sep 2011 Reply
  • DaeneHH

    Kann ich immer wieder hören, seit ich mir das Album "Naked" 1983 gekauft habe. Einfach GUT :-)

    2 May 2010 Reply
  • raudimauz

    I love them since the 80th!

    15 Sep 2009 Reply
  • lennyla

    Now if I was computer savvy i'd upload a few tracks i have including the excellent Mixed For Feet remix of Mr Blunt - ahh I can remember the days !!!

    18 Jan 2009 Reply
  • MorganScorpion

    Kissing the Pink's "Mr Blunt" was the best dance record ever. Maybe one day it will be available again.

    11 Jan 2009 Reply
  • adammy

    whatever happened to 'what noise'?!!

    1 Sep 2008 Reply
  • BalladBombs

    a pity that there are no streams! I have som e12" and a vinyl Lp at home and I am to lame to digitalize em ... OK, I will put em on my record player then ...

    22 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Sheer_Zed

    No full streams??? Maybe This Day is simply beautiful. I played the 12 vinyl until my stylus grew a beard. This band (like The Sound, Landscape and New Musik) all need a really bloody big hug and loads of sales. Lest we not forget...Death In June, Colourbox and Hard Corps. A bloody men.

    7 Apr 2008 Reply
  • PleasureVictim1

    The Last Film is such an incredible track!

    26 Oct 2007 Reply
  • MyBastardIdoru

    Kissing The Pink sound bang up to date now, even though 'Naked' was released in 1983. Production could be a little better, but hey, was 1983 afterall......

    23 Oct 2007 Reply

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