“The Kids From Fame” by The Kids From Fame - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1982 →Album Chart of the Decade: 1980s →

TJR says

Following on from the 1980 movie of the same name, the Fame TV series, fictional but loosely based on New York's real High School of Performing Arts, emerged Stateside in January, 1982, and was first broadcast in Britain 6 months later, becoming an instant hit for the BBC, so much so that they had an album out within a month. The LP spawned two Top 5 singles in the UK, “Hi-Fidelity” (#5) and “Starmaker” (#3). The album itself was a million-seller in the UK and stayed on the charts for 46 weeks, 12 of which were spent at #1. The public seem fascinated with watching would-be-stars develop their game, as Pop Idol reminds us. As I recall, I didn't mind the original TV show from time to time, but it makes for a thoroughly grim listening experience as an LP.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [04:06] 2.4.png The Kids From Fame - Starmaker (Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager) Pop Ballad
A2 [03:06] 0.9.png The Kids From Fame - I Can Do Anything Better Than You Can (David Wolfert, Sandy Linzer) Pop
A3 [03:26] 0.8.png The Kids From Fame - I Still Believe In Me (Susan Sheridan, Gary Portnoy) Pop Ballad
A4 [03:04] 3.8.png The Kids From Fame - Life Is A Celebration (Rick Springfield) Pop Ballad
A5 [03:34] 1.0.png The Kids From Fame - Step Up To The Mike (Alan Gordon) Pop
B1 [02:44] 1.3.png The Kids From Fame featuring Valerie Landsburg - Hi-Fidelity (Enid Levine) Pop
B2 [03:22] 0.8.png The Kids From Fame - We Got The Power (Barry Fasman, Steve Sperry) Pop
B3 [04:00] 0.5.png The Kids From Fame - Its Gonna Be A Long Night (Gary Portnoy, Estelle Nevitt) Pop Ballad
B4 [03:35] 0.9.png The Kids From Fame - Desdemona (Barry Fasman, Steve Sperry) Pop
B5 [03:43] 0.4.png The Kids From Fame - Be My Music (Lee Curreri, Ethan Hurwitz) Pop Ballad

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