The Modern Kicks

The Modern Kicks

BandRockPunk

The spirit of rock n' roll meets punk attitude and pop sensibility. You can rock without eyeliner.

Biography

4 people brought together who share a love for good song writing, no frills, unpretentious yet attitude filled r n'r. Comprised of members formerly of Pure Rubbish (Priority records, toured with AC/DC and motorhead), our influences include: The Ramones, THE Replacements, new york dolls, johnny thunders, bigSTAR, the clash, cheap trick, hanoi rocks, and much more. Our music is the driving raw power of the clash meeting the humor and attitude of The Replacements meshed with power-pop sensibilities. The state of guitar driven "rock" music is in a sad state of affairs and we are on a mission to share, but above all search and destroy.

Lyrics

4am and St Marks

Written By: Chong & Mikey

New York, New York
Where do you start
Uptown, Downtown, 53rd and Midtown

Whatcha' gonna do now baby
Where you gonna go now lady

In the circle, out the circle
you wanna fit in,
people laughing people trying
and never get in

Whatcha' gonna do now baby
Where you gonna go now lady

How you fittin' in, where you getting in(ohhh)
How you fittin' in, where you getting in(ohhh)
How you fittin' in, where you getting in
when everyone looks down on you

How does it feel
To be out there on your own
How does it feel
To be left there all alone

North, South, East, West
Never ever do your best
In the circle out the circle
You never wanna be the rest

Whatcha' gonna do now baby
Where you gonna go now lady

New York, New York
Where do you start
Uptown, Downtown, 53rd and Midtown

Whatcha' gonna do now baby
Where you gonna go now lady

How you fittin' in, how you getting in(ohhh)
How you fittin' in, where you getting in(ohhh)
How you fittin' in, where you getting in
when everyone looks down on you

How does it feel
To be out there on your own
How does it feel
To be out there all alone
How does it feel
To be out there on your own
How does it feel
To be out there all alone
out there on your own

out there alone

Problems

Written By: Mikey

I’ve got something standing in my way
You never listen to a word I say
All you nose is television never ending wishful thinking
This is what I’ve been trying to say

You got problems (la la la)
You got problems (la la la)
You got problems (la la la) baby, and I don’t care
You got problems (la la la)
You got problems (la la la)
You got problems (la la la) baby, and I don’t care about you….

I’ve got something that I want to say
You never listen to a word I play
Always on the couch or kitchen, never end your wishful thinkin’
This is what I’ve been trying to say

You got problems (la la la)
You got problems (la la la)
You got problems (la la la) baby, and I don’t care
You got problems (la la la)
You got problems (la la la)
You got problems (la la la) baby
…and I don’t care about you….

So if you ever thought of someone besides yourself
You could take this old man off the shelf
If you ever thought about something besides yourself
You could take this old man off the shelf

I’m sick of all your fucking bitching constant lies and contradictions
This is what I’ve been trying to say

You got problems (la la la)
You got problems (la la la)
You got problems (la la la) baby, and I don’t care
You got problems (la la la)
You got problems (la la la)
You got problems (la la la) baby
…and I don’t care about you….

(la la la)…

What I Know

Written By: Chong/Mikey

I don’t mind always beating around
I don’t mind always being a clown
I take these days one at a time
I’m fine for now then I see you around

You said you’d never leave me
You said you would care
You said to never worry
You’d be there

I don’t know why I know what I know
I don’t’ know where I go when I go
I don’t know what I do when I go
Can’t get over these feelings for you

You said you’d never leave me
You said you would care
You said to never worry
You’d be there

Standing in the darkness of you….
Lies
Did you mind
It’s your time
It’s your time so do what your gonna do with it

I don’t what I know what I know (woohoo)
I don’t where I go when I go (woohoo)
I don’t know what I do when I do (woohoo)
I don’t know where I go when I go
I don’t why I know what I know (woohoo)
I don’t where I go when I go (woohoo)
I don’t what I do when I do (woohoo)
I’ll never see you again so fuck you…

Discography

We are currently in the studio working on our first EP, due out late Fall 2007.

We have streaming tracks on our myspace page
http://www.myspace.com/themodernkicks or our homepage, http://www.themodernkicks.com

Set List

Our typical set lasts 40 minutes. Typical set below...

What I Know
4am and St Marks
Problems
Top of the world
Poison Heart (Ramones)
Hang up
M.I.A. (Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers)
Your Gone
Falling down the stairs
Problems
Do What you wanna do (eddie and the hotrods)