Plats de Résistance
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Electric Eels - Die Electric Eels
This cult band whose declared fans include Thurston Moore and Jon Spencer only released a handful of singles during their short existence (1972-1974). Therefore, this compilation LP documents rather well the band and its raw approach to garage rock energy. Nonsense lyrics, crude punk revolt, and avant-gardist tendencies point as much toward the Sex Pistols as early Pere Ubu, Sonic Youth, and the Scissor Girls. Members of the Electric Eels would later join Pere Ubu, the Styrenes, the Dead Boys, and the Cramps, and elements of all of these bands' sounds can be found in these crude recordings.
Read the band's biography by John Dougan @AllMusic
Here, the guitars of John Morton and Brian McMahon explode at their loudest and most abrasive, propelled by the frenetic drumming of Nick Knox (The Cramps) and characterized by Dave E’s confrontational vocals. Take the Neanderthal stomp of The Stooges’ eponymous first album and make it even more primitive, raise Lou Reed’s sneering misanthropy to disturbing antisocial levels, remove the Muppet factor from The Ramones and throw in some free jazz just to be even more obnoxious and you still won’t approach the sheer animalistic intensity of these songs. It’s more punk than the past five decades of rock’n‘roll rolled into a single atomic blast of nihilistic disgust. ~Chuck Foster @TheBigTakeOver
De la belle ouvrage de chez Superior Viaduct, qui aime à dépoussiérer et re-presser de jolies pépites.
Red Cross - Smoke Seven 81/82
A bootleg of the same show has been uploaded to Archive.org, different recording source, but also different running speed, which is questioning. Also, when 3 songs aren't featured in the bootleg, "Cease To Exist" isn't on the record.
Si les sources d'enregistrement sont différentes, il est néanmoins étrange que le tempo soit plus rapide sur le dique, et qu'il y manque "Cease To Exist", alors que ce sont trois titres qui ne figurent pas sur le bootleg.
Redd Kross - Oh Canada!
Mind the few cracking noises toward the end of "Lady In The Front Row".
Mais évidement, la rareté des captures Live de qualité des Redd Kross est suffisante pour ne pas bouder une première face aux titres explosifs! Nom d'un caribou.
Redd Kross - From Tostardo and Other Great Hits
Redd Kross - Got Live If You Must!
Fast forward to 2006: the classic Neurotica line up of Jeff, Steve, Robert, and drummer Roy McDonald regrouped for a series of high profile shows in select cities around the globe.
They have otherwise been holed up in the studio, working on the new album 'Researching the Blues'.
Voyez Robert Hecker jouer de ses doigts sur le manche de sa gratte tel un magicien, ménestrel moderne allant pieds nus sur scène, et donner de la voix sur ses chansons "Love Is You" et la terrible "What They Say".
Et que dire de "Your Bed", compo écrite pour le side project Ze Malibu Kids, ça fond pas dans les oreilles avec délice?
Ce show est un témoignage brûlant de ce qu'est un concert de Redd Kross, la quintessence d'un putain de concert rock!
Sky Saxon & Purple Electricity - Private Party
It takes just three lines before he starts improvising and singing about the grim reaper and something or other that’s in 126 countries...
Redd Kross - Secret Life
Redd Kross - Mess Around
Redd Kross - Super Sunny Christmas
Redd Kross - Hot Issue
Top quality recordings that focus on the band's most explosive creativity period in the '90s. Created to be a complete play experience with unreleased and rare tracks compiled from the Jeff McDonald archives. A total must for all Redd Kross fans around the world. Comes on 150 gram grey vinyl, Edition of 600.
Left to right clockwise: Steve, Jeff, Eddie, Gene, Brian
Why? Well, that's where a plethora of Hot Issue's bona fide studio outtakes are derived from (though frustratingly, we aren't provided with track-by-track dates of origination). At least one selection (presumably "Puss 'N Boots' from the Hell Comes to Your House comp) stretches back to 1983, and the record even fast-forwards to 2007 for "Don’t Take Your Baby Downtown," a revealing and highly appealing demo of 2012's Researching the Blues "Stay Away From Downtown".
Overall, it's fun listen, and BTW, if you're gonzo for Marc Bolan and T Rex, "Insatiable Kind" and Kim Fowley's 1973 "Motorboat" cover just might be worth their weight in glammy gold. ~WilfullyObscure
Depuis son album solo, on se dit que c'est un sacré cachottier, tant il semble sortir les hits de sa botte comme par magie!
Jeff McDonald - Jeff McDonald
The homegrown production sometimes makes these songs sound like demos, but they're pretty great demos, simple but full of imagination and personality, and as one would expect from a member of Redd Kross, the tracks are full of clever melodies, pop hooks, strong vocals, and oddball humor. Redd Kross never shied away from parodying other artists and styles, and in that great tradition Jeff McDonald is full of well-executed pop pastiches. "Follow the Leader" is a dead ringer for the Velvet Underground, "Third World Hustler" is a joyously bent glam rock opus, "Getting Back to You" is stacked with Beatles-style harmonies, "I Don't Mind" is a sly nod to '60s folk-rock, and "Gigi Canova" is a buzzy, suitably tripped-out psychedelic number. "Straight Lookin' Genie," on the other hand, is a journey to the center of someone's mind that only McDonald could have conjured, spinning from chunky wah-wah guitar to blasts of discordant noise, all running through layers of echo and creepy mumbling. It's a brilliant experiment in artistic self-indulgence at its least coherent, only slightly serious and all the more entertaining for it, and it's some sort of offside masterpiece. If one can't quite say the same for Jeff McDonald as a whole, it certainly demonstrates the many fine things he brings to the table with Redd Kross, and it's a splendid dry run for the solo set he ought to record one of these days. ~Mark Deming @AllMusic
Redd Kross - Teen Babes From Monsanto Versión Especial Vol. 2
Cette version est parue en novembre 2015 sur vinyle violet, et comporte deux titres de plus que celle parue en début d'année, "Don't Turn Your Back On Me" et "Fancy". 250 copies numérotées pour chacune d'entre elles.
Red Cross - 1979-82
06. Puss & Boots
02 and 03 from Buried Alive 'Public Service'. 04 from Smoke Seven 'Sudden Death'.
05 from Invasion 'American Youth Report'. 06 from Bemisbrain 'Hell Comes To Your House'.
Bientôt au menu, cela va de soi et ça coule de source.
Redd Kross - Get Out Of Myself
It burns rubber riding ninety miles an hour on the South Bay roads, alright!
Redd Kross - Visionary
The title track has a metaly riff and has big harmony vocals from the McDonald brothers, totally addictive!
Redd Kross - Lady In The Front Row
Redd Kross - Jimmy's Fantasy
Redd Kross - Switchblade Sister
The title track of the Switchblade Sister, one of the band's greatest compositions and a staple of its live set for many years to follow, contained the lyric "swinging like a new phaseshifter". The sounds on the Switchblade Sister would bridge the gap from the fuzzy bubblegum of its major-label debut Third Eye, and the hyper-confident after school power pop of its next album Phaseshifter; the title most likely lifted from the aforementioned lyric.
Every track on this recording is a gem, a fine example of a band that reached full speed on Neurotica and never stopped running. Switchblade Sister is absolutely essential for any fan of Redd Kross. ~Terrance Miles @AllMusic