Love Is On The Way – Saigon Kick | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#12) & Mainstream Rock (#8); 1992

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

By the late 1980’s, Florida’s music hall of fame included KC and The Sunshine Band, butt-shakin’ bass, and some good ol’ Southern rock with nary a hard rocker in sight. That proved problematic for Miami’s Saigon Kick. Guitarist Jason Bieler first met singer Matt Kramer at a bar in 1984. In 1988 bassist Tom DeFile and drummer Phil Varone joined them and – taking their name from a “Is Hollywood on some kind of Saigon Kick?” comment during a TV promo for Full Metal Jacket – the four played around the area with mixed success. Some loved ’em and some didn’t, however, by 1990 the former outnumbered the latter, ad Saigon Kick found themselves with a record contract. They knocked off their self-titled debut in just 11 days at an L.A. studio, and soon hit the road as an opening act, most notably for a European Extreme tour. Saigon Kick’s second album, The Lizard, took just 13 days to complete. Produced by Bieler, it included Saigon Kick’s only hit: the Jason-penned ballad, Love Is On The Way.

This content and all Song Meaning articles were created and written by Top 40 Contributing Editor Ed Osborne. © 2024 Ed Osborne. All Rights Reserved. In addition to these song meaning articles, Ed has written our “Year in Music 1960s-1990s” articles.

Produced by:

  • Jason Bieler

Lyrics Written by:

  • Jason Bieler