Kid Gloves: Background

“With its circular riff and 5/4 beat, ‘Kid Gloves’ would be the warmest jaunt on Grace Under Pressure.”—Martin Popoff, Contents Under Pressure

Written to describe the band’s response to pressures of the period. “1983 was a tough year for us. The last tiour was a grind, and everybody had been going through some changes. Before Peter [Henderson, the producer of Grace Under Pressure] we had a couple of other people in mind we wanted to work with [namely, Steve Lillywhite, producer of U2], but things got screwed up along the way and there was a bit of a panic. ‘Kid Gloves’ is our response to rolling with the punches during pressure.” (Circus)—Alex in Merely Players

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The pieces “contains what is perhaps Alex’s best recorded guitar solo, a welcomed change of pace on an otherwise dark album.”—Bill Banasiewicz, Rush Visions

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~ by rvkeeper on January 11, 2011.

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