Kissing the Pink

Kissing the Pink

Kissing the Pink are a dance/synth pop group from the United Kingdom. Members included Nick Whitecross, John Hall, George Stewart, Josephine Wells, Pete Barnett, Sylvia Griffin, Steve Cusack, and Simon Aldridge.

Their first single was "Don't Hide in the Shadows", made with Martin Hannett, but it was not until they dropped their first manager (celebrated in their song "Michael"), and signed with Magnet Records that they began to get any airplay. They recorded their first album in AIR Studios with producer Colin Thurston, who had engineered David Bowie's "Heroes" and later worked with Duran Duran amongst others.

Kissing the Pink had wanted Brian Eno to produce the album but Magnet thought Thurston would make a more commercial impact. After a series of near-misses the single "Last Film" reached the Top 20 of the UK Singles Chart. Their album, "Naked", did not sell a lot of copies but was a favourite with the college crowd. Most people when they talk of Naked marvel at the sheer variety of songs on the album, and while this may be its abiding strength, at the time it probably made the album too hard to classify, and thus it was largely ignored.fact|date=July 2008

Their first Billboard Hot 100 entry was "Maybe This Day," which hit #87 in 1983. In 1985 following the departure by some of the members they shortened their name to KTP and began having hits on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The most successful was "Certain Things Are Likely," which spent three weeks at #1 in 1987. That song also became their second Hot 100 entry when it peaked at #97 later that year. From the same album "One Step" was the biggest selling single in Italy that year. When they were given an award on an Italian television show they mistook it for an ashtray.

During the late 1980s their music became even more club friendly, and by the end of the decade they had recorded several album's worth of music that broke new ground in up and coming dance genres. While their pursuit of the avant garde through experiments with form, sound, and equipment, pushed their music into many new areas, the neo-pagan rave scene of 1990s Britain also gave their lyrics a mystical flavour, with such sessions as the Ascendant Masters, Jon Hall's Techno-Shamnic Ritual, and the Dalai Lama tracks, using synthesizers and filters along with frequently furious rhythms to hypnotise the listener.fact|date=July 2008

Kissing the Pink's last album, "Sugarland", was a blend of psychedelia and dance pop. Since then, the band have made an album with Ecologist called "Hot Filth" which took the mixing of psychedelia with jazz and other musical forms further still.

Whitecross, Hall and Stewart made an album in 2003 with jazz saxophonist Candy Dulfer called "Right In My Soul". They also worked with Gareth Gates on his "Pictures of the Other Side" album.

Whitecross has written a considerable amount of material for pop artists like Shea Seger.

The band wrote and feature on four tracks on the X-Press 2 album "Makeshift Feelgood", alongside Tim DeLaughter, Kurt Wagner and Rob Harvey from The Music.

Partial discography

* "Naked" (1983)
* "What Noise?" (1984)
* "One Step" (1986)
* "Certain Things Are Likely" (1986) (as KTP).
* "Sugarland" (1993)


* Kissing the Pink Website:
* Discography:
* Discography:

ee also

*List of number-one dance hits (United States)
*List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart

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