Picks and Pans Review: Kim Wilde
updated 05/24/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/24/1982 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Wilde, 20, is cast in the mold of the Go-Gos. She just oozes pubescent charm as she sings delectable pop bonbons like Young Heroes and Chequered Love. An Englishwoman, she doesn't come riding any musical trend or packing any pretension—and in this era that's saying something. She's also a second-generation rocker: Her father was Marty Wilde, a moderately successful singer in the late '50s and early '60s. She even got dear old dad to co-write all her songs with her brother, Ricky, 19, who also produced this U.S. debut disc. With her callow vocal panache and jailbait looks, Wilde is a likely prospect for the big time.