Kids In The Kitchen – Bitter Desire (Australian & US 12″s)

Again more Mike stuff (I’ll post some of my own at the weekend !) and some Aussie New Wave from 1983. So expect electronic drums and plenty of 80’s cliche remix tricks. Not a bad track at all to be honest with a great horn-tinged chorus, synthy funk pop! It was produced by David Kershanbaum and remixed by James Barton. “Hunting & Haunted (Instrumental)” is a very pleasant mix of  80’s guitar and synth – I’m going to have to check out some of their early albums!

The band were formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1983. Scott Carne on lead vocals, Bruce Curnow on drums, Greg Dorman on lead guitar, Craig Harnath on bass guitar, and Greg Woodhead on keyboards. This was only their second release.

American major label, Sire, picked up the track again in 1986 and vamped it up for a re-release with remix treatment by Freddy Bastone who gives it more electronic bass and space. Still prefer the original 12″ mix although the Dub Mix on the US 12″ is very funky!

Both are here in one Zipfile


White Label Records ‎– X-13147


A –Bitter Desire (Kitchen Mix) –5:48

B1 –Bitter Desire (Instrumental) –3:45

B2 –Hunting & Haunting (Instrumental) –3:42



Sire ‎– 0-20554

A1 Bitter Desire (Club Mix) 5:56
A2 Bitter Desire (Edit) 3:45
B1 Bitter Desire (Dub) 6:30
B2 Not The Way 2:30



4 responses

  1. I absolutely love this band. I spent the summer 1985 in Australia, when they were big. This band should have been much bigger than they were!

    Please upload more of their stuff if you have it!

    .T.H.A.N.K. .Y.O.U.

    1. Lots more Aussie stuff coming up! Thanks to my mate Mike!

  2. that’s good to hear, please check to see if he has more Kids In The Kitchen!!!

    thank you again!

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