Big Kid | You Must Be Kidding

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You Must Be Kidding

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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  Song Share Time Download
1. Without Further Adieu
0:57 $0.99
2. Time in a Day
3:07 $0.99
3. What Kind of Name Is...
3:17 $0.99
4. Change Your Mind
3:34 $0.99
5. Feather
2:45 $0.99
6. Pop Song
3:51 $0.99
7. The Girl is Alright
3:21 $0.99
8. I Hope You're Happy Now (Without Me)
3:25 $0.99
9. Would You Call It Love
1:24 $0.99
10. Extremes
3:14 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Drawing on the influences of such artists as Brian Wilson, Jason Falkner, the Beach Boys, and Jellyfish, the members of Big Kid believe there's nothing more exciting or infectious than a great tap-your-steering wheel, sing-along melody.

Started in San Diego, California in the fall of 2002, Big Kid grew out of a number of songwriting sessions between guitarist Damian Hagger and drummer Steve Clark (who, coincidentally, attended the Berklee College of Music at the same time in the mid-90's, but didn't know each other).

As their songs began to take shape and grow, the idea of starting a full-fledged band came into focus.

Adding Steve's brother, Doug, on bass and working with Los Angeles based vocalist Ken Stacey, the band took to the studio in April 2003 to record their debut CD.

While in pre-production for the CD, the band approached David Bash, promoter and manager of the highly successful, annual International Pop Overthrow with a few of their early demos.

Excited by the music, David invited Big Kid to perform at the 2003 IPO showcase in Los Angeles, as well as invited them to be included on the 2003 International Pop Overthrow compilation CD (released on the Not Lame Recording label).

During this period, Steve, Doug and Damian, also began talking with singer/guitarist Craig Henry, a friend and former musical cohort from Los Angeles, about joining Big Kid.

A talented singer and actor, Craig brought a sense of excitement and energy to Big Kid's live performances.

"You Must Be Kidding" has received numerous accolades since its release.

One of the songs, "Pop Song", was a top ten finalist in the 2003 USA National Songwriting Competition.

In addition, three of the songs ("Feather", "Pop Song" & "The Girl is Alright") were included on the DVD of the hit MTV show "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County".

Big Kid is working on a new CD and plays occasional gigs in Los Angeles.



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cause you pretty much rock
Big Kid is pretty much an awesome band. Im not sure else what to say. Love the music.

Christopher Grey

The best value on cd baby. Period.
Big Kid's You Must Be Kidding has quickly become one of my favorite albums of the year. I hear traces of Jellyfish, Adam Daniel, and Jiffipop to be sure. The songs are filled with great hooks, soaring melodies and skin tight arrangements. Preview tracks 7 and 10 for a real treat.


How can you explain it any other way than AMAZING??!
Boys, all I can say is..... AMAZING! Your CD is one of those "stuck-in-your-head-all-day" CDs. I absolutly LOVED the entire album. I can deffinelty see big things for you guys. You're music is the perfect mix of what everyone wants to hear. Hope to hear more in the future..


omg this cd rocks
omg i got thius song free from my new computer on windows media player the song was what kinda name is.... omg i loved it imediatley omg this rocks im gonna go to best buy tommorow to go buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you rock!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy I

Worth a Second Listen
I hated this CD the first time I heard it. It seemed unoriginal. But the sound grows on you.


Terrific Pop
Terrific music. Both CD's are equally great. Something you can listen to over and over without any bad tracks. Very uplifting.

Rick Pal

A Large Slice Of Power Pop Bliss
I've found this CD to be an irresistable blend of just great pop rock music. The melodies stick in your head, the choruses soar, and lyrics have an endearingly upbeat quality to them. Best songs for me include "Feather" and "Change Your Mind"; that said, there really isn't a bad track on the album. I've listened to this CD numerous times and is one the best CDs I've ever found on CD Baby. If you like power pop or just flat-out great music, you will dig this album.


Bought a new computer and When I Met the Girl was in the sample playlist, couldn't wait to hear the rest of the Big Kid CD. If you like Fountains of Wayne, Ben Folds or ever heard of Swag, go here. I now own both Big Kid collections. I guess you could say "I'm a BIG KID (fan) NOW!"

Cd sounds great!
This band just has a fantastic sound. Love the cd! Keep up the good work!

Dale Woodson

I want tabs man I LOVE this song
your music is alsome I want the tabs at Im starting my band (Forgotton Witnesses) and me and my friend love your music. WE havn't started music on internet yet
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