Independent American label: Red Star Records was set up by Marty Thau, former manager of the New York Dolls. It appears to have been more active in the States than in Britain: a glance through the catalogues suggests that its only releases over here were a single and an album each by Suicide and the Real Kids. Red Star products were handled by Bronze Records in Britain; the singles shared a BRO-0 catalogue series with those of Bronze. Distribution was by EMI. The Real Kids are an American rock band from Boston, led by guitarist, singer and songwriter John Felice (born 1955), he grew up in Natick, Massachusetts, as a neighbor and friend of Jonathan Richman, a fellow fan of the Velvet Underground. At 15 he joined Richman in the first line-up of the Modern Lovers in the early 1970s. He performed with the band intermittently from then until 1973. Felice then decided to start his own band and formed the Real Kids (originally named the Kids) in 1972, with Rick Coraccio (bass), Steve Davidson (guitar), and Norman Bloom (drums). Suicide is an American electronic musical duo, intermittently active since 1970 and composed of vocalist Alan Vega and Martin Rev on synthesizers and drum machines. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.