Big Kid | All Kidding Aside

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All Kidding Aside

by Big Kid

Combining the energy of alt. rock with the melodic sensibilities of power pop, Big Kid sets out to do one thing... deliver a driving song.
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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1. Intro
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2. When I Met the Girl
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3. She Won't See Me
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4. Amerie
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5. With a Smile
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6. Started
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7. Coles
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8. What Can I Do
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This Kid is definitely all right.
 
Southern California's Big Kid is back with an eagerly awaited sophomore release. All Kidding Aside is another collection of can't-miss hooks and feel-good riffs that put the pop squarely back into power pop.
 
Big Kid's 2003 debut, You Must Be Kidding, proved to be a commercial success, placing music on MTV's Laguna Beach DVD. The savvy internet-enabled promotion of the disc served as a prime blueprint for how the world new media machine should work.
 
All Kidding Aside arrives in 05 to build upon the successes of its predecessor. There's no shame in taking a cue from musical genius, and Big Kid remains as devoted as ever to the core values of master songwriters such as Brian Wilson and Jellyfish, as well as reflecting inspiration from newer acts like All American Rejects. Not content to stay the course, this time around Big Kid enlisted the production talent of Noah Lifschey (Hollowstone Music) to tighten up the sound and give the project a crisp edge. Another newcomer, Brian Powell (American Luxury), lends the spark of youthful audacity to lead vocals. These fresh influences serve to enhance Big Kid's power pop punch.
 
All Kidding Aside is a tight, focused collection of great pop rock songs that could only have come from hearts that love power pop, could only have been recorded in Southern California, and can only bring smiles to the faces of fans old and new. Review the disc now and make a place for it in your collection today.


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Gonzalo

The name of the band says it all
Big Kid. Mature but still having fun.

The album's a great example of what power pop is all about, fun but solid guitars with catchy melodies and great vocals.

Corleone

Awesome. Simply awesome.
This CD is just what I have been waiting for: solid power pop with a great punchy sound, with echoes of my faves like Jellyfish, All American Rejects, Falkner, hell, even the Beach Boys. Get this CD put it in your car and crank "She Won't See Me" or "What Can I Do" then submerge yourself into "Started" and "Amerie". Sick, sick harmonies. I'm jazzed that I found this, and look forward to hearing more. SWEET, guys, really sweet.

MORT N PESTLE

I want more!
Great, great CD. Looks like it's been said already, but Jellyfish and Jon Brion fans will love this CD. My only gripe is that it's a bit short...I want to hear more. Af friend of mine has the first CD of theirs, which I like, so I got this one. It's even better because of it's more muscular songs and deep production. Toppers for me are "When I Met the Girl", "She Won't See Me" (you will find yourself cranking this one), and "Started" (amazing). It's power pop galore but it doesn't sound cheap and poseur-ish at all...it has feeling behind the music, which a lot of modern power pop doesn't.

MORT N PESTLE

I want more!
Great, great CD. Looks like it's been said already, but Jellyfish and Jon Brion fans will love this CD. My only gripe is that it's a bit short...I want to hear more. Af friend of mine has the first CD of theirs, which I like, so I got this one. It's even better because of it's more muscular songs and deep production. Toppers for me are "When I Met the Girl", "She Won't See Me" (you will find yourself cranking this one), and "Started" (amazing). It's power pop galore but it doesn't sound cheap and poseur-ish at all...it has feeling behind the music, which a lot of modern power pop doesn't.

Scott

Another great CD
This proves the first CD was not a fluke as they are able to provide the same great melodies as in the first.

Paula

Better than the first?
Yes, I do believe so! It's a power pop lover's dream...I hear Jon Brion, Jellyfish, as well as some more modern influences, all with an original stamp. Can't stop playing the damn thing. This one sounds a little more "modern" than the last one, which is great, and the songs have matured, as well. My favorites so far are "Started" and "What Can I Do". I wasn't as crazy about the singer at first, but now I'm really digging his voice.

PHILIPPE THIVILLIER

A great discovery for JELLYFISH Fans
I must admit that I chanced upon this CD not long ago. I had never heard of the band but since then I have discovered BIG KID's earlier release, too (also available here as far as I know). However good the first one is, this new record is a huge step forward and it will delight all those who dream of discovering the true heirs to JELLYFISH's very special brand of power pop music.

PHILIPPE THIVILLIER

A great discovery for all JELLYFISH fans.
I must admit that I chanced upon this CD not long ago and have since then discovered the band's earlier release (also available here as far as I know). I had never heard about BIG KID before but I now know that there IS a true heir to JELLYFISH's very special brand of power pop music. An amazing find!