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  • Years Active: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

The veterans of the Belgian punk scene, the Kids formed in 1976 when bassist Danny De Haes was just 12 years old. Joined by his brother Eddy on drums, lead vocalist Ludo Mariman, and guitarist Luc Van de Poel, the band supported Iggy Pop and Patti Smith before releasing their self-titled album in 1978, and its follow-up, Naughty Kids, in the same year. Following 1979's Living in the 20th Century, 1981's Black Out, and 1985 swan song Gotcha!, the band split but reconvened in 2004 to play their first-ever U.S. show at Brooklyn's Southpaw. After releasing an anthology collection in 2007, the band appeared alongside the likes of the Sex Pistols, the Buzzcocks, and the New York Dolls at the 2008 Lokerse Feesten Festival.