The Peppermint Kicks - The Peppermint Kicks
Catalogue No.: RUM111CD
Release Date: 23rd July 2021
The Peppermint Kicks are the bastard stepchild of Sal Baglio (The Stompers, The Amplifier Heads) and Dan Kopko (aka “Danny The K”) (The Shang Hi Los, Watts), sprung fully-formed from the heads of these two self-anointed mad pop luminaries in the pandemic winter of 2021. Veterans of the vibrant Boston rock/powerpop community, Baglio and Kopko were each grudgingly admiring and highly critical of the other’s work, occasionally trading emails, song ideas and barbs. Then came that fateful day in late 2020 when, in stereo (or was it mono?), they each heard the voice of Richard Penniman seemingly preaching a sermon from above: “...and you shall bring pop-rock to the masses, and you shall be the Peppermint Kicks, a wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom.” With that, the duo began receiving transmissions from the ether, channeling the spirit of The Kinks, The Who, The Ramones, Brian Wilson, The Sweet, Mott The Hoople, and their kin, into a sound described by some as “a cool drink of strawberry lemonade, with a sprig of mint and a gut-punch chaser.” Seeking out the ideal platform to being their pop rock cocktail to the masses, they signed with the inimitable Malibu Lou Mansdorf and Rum Bar Records in early 2021. Their self-titled, 10-song album “The Peppermint Kicks,” featuring earworms like “I Don’t Hear A Single,” “Shag ‘72,” "When Rock & Roll Met Your Dad," and “Hey Fanzine!” drops in Summer ’21.
Track listing: When Rock & Roll Met Your Dad / Hey Fanzine! / I Don't Hear A Single / Strawberry Girls / Shag '72 / Johnny D's (Play It Again) / Stooge / The Morning Girls / Roxetta Jones / Rock & Roll Rampage