Design: An unusual design format and perspective, in which the very skilfully-drawn female figure is viewed from above through a transparent filmy cloth, while reclining in a bathing suit (and wearing high heels!), her long, wavy hair spreading outward. The label name is lettered in a brush script, reversed out of a solid background which has been added to give the delicate, subtly shaded drawing more impact.
History: Kicks ('get your kicks' being a slang expression for sensual enjoyment) was one of several labels owned and operated by maverick record producer Eli Oberstein. Active between the mid- to late 1940s, it was a vehicle for the release of previously-unreleased sexually suggestive material, this red-label version being the later of two designs. Label scan courtesy of collector Ken Hagelthorn of the U.S.A.