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French Tour 1983 with The SnipersThe Real Kids Fan Club


A very active french fan club existed in Bordeaux, France, during the years 83, 84, 85 .... (I don't know if it's active by now ?) as far as I remember put up by Christian Larrède & José Ruiz - guitarist of such bands as Stilettos, Gamine; and - for me - one of the greatest ever french rock guitar player ; he also was a rock critic, frequent traveler to USA where he met all those group we're fan (apparently still writing for some e-zines or sites like amazon.fr, journalist at Radio France Bordeaux ?? where are you now Jose ?) ... he also appears as thanks to on numerous records, as by the Real Kids, ....

The french zine 19 (nineteen) has been used as the media by the Real Kids Fan Club : you'll find here some excerpts from this period, taken from the zine, with also some scans of the autographed records from José's collection.


apparently there would be another another Real Kids fan club active (at least selling t-shirts and stickers) in the USA :
Real Kids Fan Club
PMB #376 4104 24th ST. / San Franciso , CA 94114


ALL KINDSA GIRLS, the film: a portrait of the Real Kids by Cheryl Eagan-Donovan

All Kindsa Girls, an evolutionary tale featuring the Real Kids

Synopsis:
All Kindsa Girls traces the evolution of garage/punk rock from its inception in the sixties through current interpretations. Focusing on the career of singer/songwriter John Felice and his band the Real Kids, the film examines the significance of music in the lives of performers and fans. In 1976, the year the Ramones and the Sex Pistols issued their first albums, ex-Modern Lover John Felice put together the band that would become the Real Kids. One year later, they recorded the garage/punk classic known as the Red Star Album. All Kindsa Girls documents Felice’s evolving search for success.

Director: Cheryl Eagan-Donovan
Producers: Cheryl Eagan-Donovan, Steve Maing, Josh Litwhiler
Production Company: Controversy Films

Featuring: The Real Kids, the Explosion, Firestarter, Jonathan Richman, John Flansburgh, Andy Shernoff, J.J. Rassler, Willie Alexander, Miriam Linna, Rick Harte.

The premiere was given in June 2003 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston
A DVD for All Kindsa Girls might be available soon, email to contact@controversyfilms.com

All Kindsa Girls (2003)
Cheryl Eagan-Donovan’s evocative documentary about Boston garage-rockers The Real Kids, named for one of their quintessential 1970s Boston rock songs, isn’t just a portrait of John Felice’s on-again, off-again band. It also delves into what might be called “Boston band syndrome” (great band that should’ve become big, but doesn’t) and, to give the music context, dips into Boston rock history and the city’s preference for guitar-driven garage rock, with both Barry Tashian of The Remains and Jonathan Richman (who started the Modern Lovers with Natick neighbor Felice when the latter was 15) appearing. Of course, there’s onstage footage of The Real Kids, too, filmed at the Middle East, the Abbey and Avalon. from www.bigscreenboston.com



Real Links :

Out of the blues -- Interview de John Felice par Monique Sabatier (from Nineteen n°25, fev.1988)

John Felice and the Devotions on myspace

New Rose ad.Boston Rock Storybook - the Real Kids -- by Joe Harvard - just essential (Joe Harvard was/is part of the Boston scene, recorded as engineer several songs here mentionned)

John Felice's interview (1998) -- on the JoJoBlog (Jonathan Richman's)

Common At Noon -- a video of The Real Kids live at Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY, March 1st, 2003

Alpo - Allen Paulino & Nervous Eaters -- in 2003 on boston groupies

the real kids : a fan's page - maybe the first page about The Real Kids, but sadly not updated since 19??

Real Kids at Lillis - Otto's photos - interesting site of photos (mostly
Boston area)

The Real World - Boston's Real Kids are rockin' on the big screen by Chris Parcellin (d-filed)

BOSTON GROUPIE NEWSJimmy Birmingham s drums

All Kinda Rock - ( On the Rocks - worcesterphoenix.com, by Joe Longone)

The Real Kids Resurface - Boston rockers' time is due by Tom Griswold

New Rose records (french indie star label, now defunct, 3 LPs were issued, 2003 re-released as a doubleCD by Last Call records)

NORTON records (if your dealer fails, but caution : expensive postage)

TKO records - releases of 1999 recordings

DUI Records - Detroit Underground Inc presents The Real Kids >> buy the "Live in Detroit" single

Varulven records - Boston's Original Rock & Roll Label (Joe Viglione "The Count"s label)

Throbbing Lobster - indie label from Chuck Warner, Boston, issued some Real Kids Side projectsNew Rose ad. for Hit You Hard

Penniman Records - Spanish label, who issued Nervous Eaters records (with Alpo)

One Way Productions - issued the last John Felice opus

photos of The Real Kids taken in San Diego, CA

ALL KINDSA GIRLS guitare tab

Real Kids - Better Be Good (article from inmusicwetrust.com)

some recent photos on bandshot.com

The Nervous Eaters (see latest releases on spanish label Penniman)

Right Now ! the LYRES (crossed bostonian links)


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