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It's Been Real: The Real Kids

Dave Laing (Australia), Ugly Things, 1999

WHEN I FIRST picked-up a dog-eared copy of that issue of Big Star in a Melbourne store in 1981 I was 16 and hooked on the Ramones, Stooges, Flamin' Groovies, Barracudas and local underground heroes The Saints and Radio Birdman. After I scored a cheap second-hand copy of the Real Kids' self-titled debut album a couple of months later I found out that every word Miriam had written about these guys was true and I had a new favourite band for life.

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