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A Conversation With The Korgis

Mike Kennedy chats with The Korgis for his latest Sound Cafe Podcast, about the bands new album, Kartoon World, their first in 30 years.

You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE

Mike is a Director at Welsh Connections in South Wales, UK, he is a producer/presenter, writer/reviewer and freelance music journalist.

Photograph - Mike Kennedy with The Korgis

The Korgis music has been described as 'timeless', and perhaps that's what makes it seem just as fresh today, as when they first hit the charts in 1979, with 'If I Had You'.

The Korgis are a British pop band known mainly for their hit single "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" in 1980. The band was originally composed of singer/guitarist/keyboardist Andy Davis (born Andrew Cresswell-Davis 10 August 1949) and singer/bassist James Warren (born 25 August 1951), both former members of 1970s band Stackridge, along with violinist Stuart Gordon and keyboardist Phil Harrison.

Andy Davis and James Warren had helmed Stackridge for the previous decade, a band specializing in eccentric Prog-Pop that had almost broken through to the national charts with “The Man In The Bowler Hat” (produced by George Martin), but by the time 1979 arrived it was a whole new music world.

Honing their songs back down to the basics they found a niche with their debut single “Young ‘n’ Russian” which was followed by “If I Had You”, getting them to number 13 and on “Top Of The Pops”. A debut LP followed. “If I Had You” was the start of a stuttering chart career which climaxed with “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime”

which was a smash hit.

About the album the band says "Are we living in a Kartoon World? Where things that should be obvious are hidden? Or perhaps we are being fed the lines we want to hear, to avoid the uncomfortable truth, that we have gone too far. The Korgis reckon it is not too late to change, but it will involve love over hate, conservation over desecration, compassion before money. "

You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE


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