1976 Inspired bij the upcoming punkwave Ludo Mariman and the DE HAES brothers formed THE KIDS 1977 THE KIDS signed their first recordcontract with Phonogram. They played support acts for Iggy Pop and Patti Smith and The Runaways. 1978 Their first album "THE KIDS" was recorded and guitarist Luk Van De Poel reinforced the band. The same year they played in the famous JAZZ BILZEN festival. Eight months later the second album "NAUGHTY KIDS" was released 1979 Eddy De Haes was replaced on drums by Cesar Janssens, The Kids played in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and France.