KENNY MAC (Lickity Split) – New Cool World [Retrospect Records release]

Regarded as one of the hottest acts from the 80s underground L.A. Sunset Strip scene, glam hard rockers Lickity Split never got signed. After the group disbanded at the end of the decade, lead singer KENNY MAC would go on to record a solo album full of high energy melodic hard rock complete with strong guitar work and infectious hooks.
Recorded in the very early ’90s, these 12 songs never were released until Retrospect Records released them on CD, titled ”New Cool World”. Still with that US hard rock swagger imprint but much more melodic rock infused, Kenny delivers some enjoyable tunes here, helped by his former Lickity Split bandmates and some friends from the scene…

LICKITY SPLIT – Stick It In [Retrospect Records remaster]

As requested, here’s the Retrospect Records release for the first time on CD of LICKITY SPLIT Eighties recordings under the title “Stick It In“. This Sunset Strip based Hair Metal / Glam act headlined clubs like The Troubadour, The Whiskey, Gazzarri’s and The Roxy alongside bands like early Guns N’ Roses, Tuff and LA Guns, and while several major label were interested, LICKITY SPLIT resulted one of the good bands from the scene that unfortunately slipped thru the cracks.
They recorded several songs however, being released by themselves back in the day, and collectors pieces for many years. Retrospect remastered all these tapes, most of them with a very good sound quality.
This is fun, well crafted and performed glam metal, a crossroad between TUFF and Sgt. ROXX meets POISON, with nice clean vocals by frontman Kenny Mac and cool gang-like choruses.
LICKITY SPLIT’s music has some American sleazy typical from the scene / era, but they had a special vibe to it. The songs on ”Stick It In” are more melodic, more ‘hair metal’ I’d say…