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Anthology One

by The Kings

Early material from The Kings, creators of the hit segue: 'This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide'. A great Rock band from Canada.
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Next Time
3:54 $0.85
2. I Like To Rock and Roll
2:42 $0.85
3. Look for Someone
6:27 $0.85
4. Bad Side of Town
5:26 $0.85
5. Sittin' on the Porch
6:56 $0.85
6. Astro-Play
7:17 $0.85
7. The Holocaust
6:52 $0.85
8. A Month of Sundays
3:11 $0.85
9. Bachelor Days
3:51 $0.85
10. Triangle Blues
2:45 $0.85
11. Is It Wrong
2:15 $0.85
12. I Know So
2:50 $0.85
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Album Notes
It's finally here, the long awaited 'Anthology One' from The Kings. There will be more, but this is an incredible start.

Best known for their massive Elektra hit 'This Beat Goes On/Switchin' to Glide', The Kings have had requests from fans over the years to release some of their early material.

Before they were called 'The Kings' and before they changed to stage names, Dave, Nick, Ed and John went by the name WhistleKing, which was Dave's cb handle when he drove big rigs. The band rehearsed and played clubs and concerts around Ontario for three years, never doing more than 50% cover tunes because they wanted to be an original recording act. This is the first time in history that this early music has been available to the public and shows the promise that the band had from its inception.
Before they decided that maybe writing 'hit' type songs might be a good idea, the guys in WhistleKing had so many musical ideas that they turned out some long progressive type songs. Some of the best are included here.

'The Next Time' is from the first ever session the band did in Vancouver and is the first Diamond/Zero collaboration.

'I Like to Rock and Roll' was written by Sonny and Zero, but its Dave's incredible vocal that makes it work so well. It is also from that first session.

'Look for Someone' is an incredible Diamond song, and is one of the best from the peak of the WhistleKing days.

'Bad Side of Town' from Diamond/Zero would have been on The Kings third album which got sidetracked. Its a long song as well, but very strong.

'Sittin' on the Porch' is Diamond's take on the domestic life, if you listen closely to the end part you may recognise the music from another song, any guesses?

'Astro-Play' is Diamond again, this time is space mode. Really one of the best epics from the early days, recorded in Toronto on 8 track, it was thought lost until Zero baked the master tapes in his oven.

'The Holocaust' This Diamond tune is live from a club in the hometown of Oakville, its sorta rough but there is no studio version. The intro is kinda funny looking back now, but the song is still powerful.

'A Month of Sundays' is from the rare EP RSVP, and this Diamond/Zero tune recounts the bands' efforts to get into the US at Duluth.

'Bachelor Days' was also destined for the third album. A Diamond/Zero song about the joy of being single. Or not.

'Triangle Blues' is one of the heaviest songs Diamond/Zero ever wrote, there is no demo of it, this is live from another club date and it is really raunchy.

'Is It Wrong' a rare Diamond/Zero/Keyes effort, this is way different than anything before or since.

'I Know So', an under 3 minute tale of frustration from Diamond/Zero, this song features the sax work of the late great Earl Seymour, who also played the sax on the great ballad 'If We Don't Belong Together', sadly Earl passed away a few years back and is missed very much by the Toronto music community. He was a great guy who always went the extra mile for The Kings and we miss 'The Love God'.

The Kings hope that our fans enjoy this musical trip down memory lane, we put our hearts and souls into this music.



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