Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The Rotten Kids - "Let's Stomp"
Today, a St. Louis record show find, "Let's Stomp" by The Rotten Kids. This song, as well as the record's flipside, a version of "Twelve Months Later" were both written by the songwriting team of Feldman, Goldstein and Gottehrer, perhaps better known collectively as the Strangeloves. Both tunes have previous histories. Bobby Comstock's excellent version of "Let's Stomp" was a hit in 1963, while FG&G's pre-Strangeloves outfit, The Sheep, released "Twelve Months Later" as a single on the Boom label. FG&G also produced today's disc.
The real question here is what about The Rotten Kids? Here we have a record with known songwriters and producers, on a major label but nothing seems to be known about the group. Were they indeed a real band or a mere studio concoction, perhaps yet another guise for the Strangeloves? And for such a good record, there's nearly nothing on the net about it. "Let's Stomp" turns up a scant few hits, solely because it's appeared on a compilation disc. The flipside produces nada.