Following his move from Spain back to the US, Kurt Baker continued to raid his archive of materials to bring his fans some great music. The digital releases – in conjunction with his label, Wicked Cool Records – have really helped to capitalise on the popularity of his ‘After Party’ album, but the newest instalment might just be the best yet.
‘Turn It Around’ has been lurking in the archive for some time. It was originally recorded during the sessions for the KB Combo’s ‘Let’s Get Wild!’ album. At the eleventh hour, it was decided that the track would not be included on the LP, despite being one of their best songs. Kurt’s vocal helps to link it to the usual power pop sound but, musically, it spins out of control with heavily distorted almost punky riffery. It’s great to the Combo thoroughly explore the punchy sounds of Bullet Proof Lovers, whilst adding just a little of their own melodic spin. If you love a garage punk with massive hooks, it certainly won’t disappoint.
You can take a listen to the official audio for ‘Turn It Around’ below, as well as watch an exclusive performance recorded for Real Gone exclusive back in 2020. If you’re still not that familiar with Baker’s work and enjoy what you hear, then checking out the ‘After Party’ album will definitely be time well spent.