ALBUM REVIEW: Kicking Harold “Red Light District”

Kicking Harold is a band I was unfamiliar with despite their newest album “Red Light District” being the bands fifth album. The album is available now. You can pick it up here: Did I jump the gun a little bit? Why do I think you should buy this album? Well there are several reasons. 1) You should support working rock bands, because it’s not easy out there right now. 2) Most importantly the albums a good album.

Kicking Harold is a surprising mix of Stone Temple Pilots, INXS and Bon Jovi which believe it or not makes them sound really modern and radio ready. They even take on the INXS song "Need You Tonight." There songs are fun. They don’t take themselves too seriously. The longest song on the album is 4:34 and it’s called “Pink Flamingo.” This is a rock band that mixes elements of dance, pop and crunchy grunge guitar riffs…but first and foremost it’s rock music.

The first single is “Kill You” which was on the bands 1996 debut album but since that album is out of print they modernized the song and rerecorded it and it sounds great. If you want to check out the video you can do so here: Is Kicking Harold gonna save rock n roll? Probably not, but the Foo Fighters haven’t been able to either. Check out Kicking Harold here:

Bob Zerull is the Managing Editor of Zoiks! Online. He writes pop culture commentary, does interviews with bands, and reviews music and stand-up concerts. He also administers Zoiks! Online's Facebook page. Follow Bob on twitter at bzerull. Email Bob at
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