Kane Gang were a sophisti-pop/blues rock trio from North East England that scored several UK and US hits in the 1980s. Named after the movie Citizen Kane, the trio recorded for the indie record label, Kitchenware, that was also home to Prefab Sprout.
Vocalists Martin Brammer (born 13 May 1957, Seaham, County Durham) and Paul Woods, plus multi-instrumentalist Dave Brewis formed the trio in 1982, after meeting while in small local bands, and signed to a small record label, which led to a deal with London Records in 1984.
Their debut album, Bad and Lowdown World of the Kane Gang (released in the U.S. as Lowdown), was released the following year. It spawned two UK hit singles. These were “Closest Thing to Heaven” (#12) and a cover of The Staples Singers’ “Respect Yourself”(#21). The latter was also a hit in Australia, reaching No. 19. The album had a decent pedigree, being produced by Pete Wingfield, and having both P. P. Arnold and Sam Brown as backing vocalists.
The band’s next album, Miracle, was released in 1987 and spawned two U.S. hit singles: “Motortown” (#36 US / #45 UK) and another cover – this time of Dennis Edwards’ “Don’t Look Any Further” (#64 US / No. 52 UK). The latter hit No. 1 on the US Dance Charts.
This US 12″ featured three mixes by Francois Kevorkian and the Vocal Dub mix by Mantronik.
Don’t Look Any Further (Extended Mix) 7:12
Don’t Look Any Further (B-Boy Vocal Dub) 4:26
Don’t Look Any Further (Lookin’ To Africa) 4:42
Don’t Look Any Further (Percapella Mix) 4:39
A Finer Place 4:25