Must List 2005: The Click Five
The pop quintet bridges the musical gap between Fountains of Wayne and Kiss
Mustworthiness This pop quintet is bridging the seemingly unbridgeable gap between Fountains of Wayne and Kiss. . .and the Cars. . .and the Backstreet Boys. No coincidence, then, that their debut album, Greetings From Imrie House, boasts collaborations with the first three (Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger helped pen the first single, ”Just the Girl”), and the band will open for the BSB tour this summer.
Lights, Cameo Action One more ’70s icon is having a hand in launching Click: Peter Brady (a.k.a. Christopher Knight), who’s joined by his Surreal Life girlfriend, America’s Next Top Model‘s Adrianne Curry, in the guys’ first music video.
Frat House The album’s title pays homage to the Boston shack where they started in late 2003. ”We loved and hated the place,” says keyboardist Ben Romans, 23. ”We liked to think of it as a rock & roll fraternity: I was social chair; [bassist] Ethan was house mom; [drummer] Joey was the treasurer.”
S.W.A.K. At one show, Click covered Kiss’ ”Detroit Rock City” for surprise guest Paul Stanley; soon after, Romans went to L.A. for songwriting sessions with the legendary troublemaker. ”People think I’m crazy when I say this, but [Kiss] is not too far removed from the Beatles or even ‘N Sync. They had an idea, and they focused on it.”
Next The BSB tour; Imrie hits stores Aug. 16.