“Kung Fu”, Tim Wheeler’s paean to martial arts hero Jackie Chan and The Ramones, was released twenty years ago today. The single charted at #57 in the UK singles chart and featured Eric Cantona’s infamous flying kick into the crowd on the cover art, Cantona later berated the band faxing the label, “I spit on your record”.
To celebrate watch the high action music video for the single above. Rick McMurray today reflected on the video:
The “Kung Fu” video was directed by the late Great Steven Wells at our gig at New Cross Venue and around Chinatown in Soho. It was a pretty busy day as I remember; we also supported Supergrass at the Astoria that evening for an XFM broadcast. The video really sums up the song and the craziness of our gigs at the time. The video may or may not show a glimpse of my future wife who was down the front for the New Cross show. Rick