Kid America

I came to LA in Sept. of 1978 to attend Musicians Institute. I was offered a job assistant teaching when I graduated in 1979. I had been playing with a local Power Pop band called Kid America, which I’m convinced would have been signed if it weren’t for the fact that TheKnack’s second album came out and flopped, causing all of the labels to suddenly abandon ship on the whole Power Pop thing. This band was started by Lloyd Chiate, an excellent songwriter, now proprietor of Voltage Guitars, and included Spike Everett Loudermilk , Keith Clark (who went on to play drums in and manage The Circle Jerks and is now the most sought after tax preparer for musicians in LA) and singer Marc Free (who went on to play with King Cobra, Signal and Unruly Child).