Fast Cars – The Kids Just Wanna Dance 7″

fast_cars_kids_cover.jpgTwo great punk/powerpop songs with enough rawness to please the punk purist. I had some mail correspondence with Stuart Murray a couple of years ago regarding my copy:”Hi Peter, I don’t know if Dizzy told you about the signed single, but that was one of the very first singles sold in 1979!!!!! (Dizzy might not have known).


I was suprised when you said you had a signed copy, as we only signed them on the day they were released at the Streets Ahead shop in Altrincham. I asked Dizzy where he got it from and he said it was someone who was at the shop on the day of release, it is genuine because only the band and those that were there on the day would know such information, I have never told Detour, or anyone else for that matter.Could you please send me a scan of the autographs, none of us actually kept a copy so you have a real collectors item !!!!


Bye for now STUART”.


Nice chap and they reformed some years ago. Have released some new stuff and a couple of the new tracks is quite ok but not near the quality of the old stuff. Visit the Fast Cars online: broooooom.


Country: UK
Year: 1979
Label: Streets Ahead
Format: 7″
The Kids Just Wanna Dance.mp3
You’re So Funny.mp3

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10 Responses to Fast Cars – The Kids Just Wanna Dance 7″

  1. Anna says:

    This is an awesome 7″! I actually have a newer Fast Cars single – Everyday I Make Another Mistake – but it’s definitely not as this one…

    Btw, noticed you posted a banner to my blog a little while back – thanks!! If you guys have anything of the kind, I’ll definitely be willing to reciprocate – love this blog!

  2. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Hi Anna! Yeah I have that one too. It’s ok but… We still have the banner to your blogg up. If you reload you’ll see it pop up from time to time. Thinking about taking in some ads to get the site running.

  3. fast cars says:

    We have another single out now, our version of the Barry white classic “My first my last my everything” got to be heard to be believed!!! also have songs on myspace at

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  5. Kevin says:

    Funny, I stumbled upon this trying to find “Kids Just Wanna Dance” by The Fast (produced by Ric Ocasek of the Cars). This song is better, anyway.

  6. Bobby Steele says:

    You need to find the original, 45, version of THE FAST. Ocasek destroyed a great song.
    The original is a classic. You’d never know it was the same song. I put it up there with BABY BABY.

  7. Fernando says:

    Hi! I just write because I would like to know if the words MADE IN FRANCE appear in the matrix of the record. I have just bought a copy of Fast Cars – Kids just wanna dance and I would like to check if my copy is an original one. Thanks!

    • Pete says:

      I have a copy which I have had since 1979/1980 and it has the words MADE IN FRANCE. So I am assuming mine is an original pressing.

  8. chris says:

    You lucky lucky &£^%”$(
    Would love to have a copy of this, have looked for years.

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