The Kids said everything you need to know about them in the first song on their 1978 self-titled album: “Well, it’s the only music that makes me feel good, the only music I always understood, this is the reason I learned to play, if you heard us you only can say, ‘this is rock ‘n’ roll.’” It’s straight to the point, no bullshit rock ’n’ roll. If you haven’t heard them, get the album and throw it on repeat. It does not get old. Guitarist Luc van de Poel took some time to answer some questions all the way from bloody Belgium.
You guys defined rock ‘n’ roll perfectly in ’78 with “This is Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Has the definition changed at all throughout the years?
No, absolutely not. “This is Rock ‘n’ Roll” refers to the short, direct rock ’n’ roll song: a little bit nasty, loud with loads of guitars. Although we know it is not the only way to play it, of course.
What are the key components to a good rock ‘n’ roll song?
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