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The Kane Gang – The Bad And Lowdown World Of
The Kane Gang were an English pop trio formed in Seaham in 1982.
The group comprised Martin Brammer, Paul Woods and Dave Brewis. They scored several UK and US hits in the 1980s. Named alluding to the movie Citizen Kane, the trio recorded for the record label Kitchenware, which was also home to Prefab Sprout.
Their debut album, The Bad and Lowdown World of the Kane Gang (released in the US as Lowdown), was released the following year.
It spawned two UK hit singles: “Closest Thing to Heaven” and a cover of the Staples Singers’ “Respect Yourself” The latter was also a hit in Australia, reaching No. 19. The album was produced by Pete Wingfield, and featured P. P. Arnold and Sam Brown as backing vocalists.