Band take on Boston group's hit single
Ex Hex have covered ‘All Kindsa Girls’ by The Real Kids.
The track was originally released in 1977 and featured on the punk band’s self-titled album released the same year. Ex Hex’s version first appeared on the ‘Or Thousands Of Prizes’ mail order only compilation that Merge released to celebrate their 25th anniversary and has never been released digitally before.
Speaking about their cover, Mary Timony of Ex Hex says: “‘All Kindsa Girls’ is just a great song, the kind of song that you wish you wrote. John Felice from The Real Kids who wrote the song was neighbours with Jonathan Richman growing up, and he was in The Modern Lovers for a bit.”
“Laura [Harris] had been listening a lot to this song and when we needed a cover she was like, ‘Let’s do ‘All Kindsa Girls!!” and we got on board really quick. I used to live in Boston and I remember John Felice hanging around at the local rock club the Middle East. I love the lyrics in the song that reference Boston neighbourhoods: ‘the Green Line, the Square, and the North End’. They remind me of living here. John Felice is a true American classic.”
Ex Hex released debut album ‘Rips’ in 2014 and tour the UK next month. Their live dates are as follows:
London Scala (November 2)
Brighton Haunt (November 3)
Nottingham Bodega (November 5)
Glasgow Stereo (November 6)
Leeds Beacons Metro Festival, Headrow House (November 7)
Manchester Ruby Lounge (November 8)
Birmingham Oobleck (November 9)
Bristol Thekla (November 10)