Friday, May 25, 2012


Redd Kross have a new LP coming out in August. Whether or not that either means something to you would depend on your age and/or your level of music geekness. It seems apropos that I heard about this from my old roommate and longtime friend Lydia, known to many from back in the day as the "habitual troublemaker," stemming from a wanted poster sort of flyer that was posted outside of a show back then, branding her just that, "Habitual Troublemaker." (She was also among the first in our then little scene to dye her hair a color not found in nature; which really doesn't take the guts these days that it did then.).

Sloppy roots. Santa Monica Pier 1982

The one song that's been released is "Researching the Blues," a song that isn't blues, but about researching the blues (presumably, because you have to struggle to make out the lyrics, and I'm too busy rocking out to be bothered with such petty details.) If you know their stuff, this is pretty much par for the course, which is to say rockin', with harmonies and loud guitars. They address the song, their history, and the reason for the fifteen year gap between albums in a video interview with Australia's ShockTV (posted on their site). If you're completely unfamiliar with Redd Kross, check out the Wikipedia thing and their site. I don't really feel like getting into it.

Redd Kross - Researching the Blues mp3 Consequence of Sound
Alternate link:
Redd Kross - Researching the Blues mp3 at Bradley's Almanac
Older stuff:
Redd Kross - Switchblade Sister mp3 at The Vague
Redd Kross - The Faith Healer and 2 more mp3s at Recidivism (Direct linking disabled. Go to the end of their post.)
Redd Kross - Burn Out (early 80's) mp3 at Recidivism (Direct linking disabled. Go to the end of their post.)
Redd Kross - Live set, Vancouver, 90's, mp3 at
Redd Kross - Yesterday Once More video at YouTube

Redd Kross - Downtown (Live, Madrid, 2007) video at YouTube
Redd Kross - Annie's Gone video at YouTube
Redd Kross with Cherie Curie - Neon Angels on the Road to Ruin (live) at YouTube
Redd Kross Channel at YouTube
Redd Kross Official site
Redd Kross at Wikipedia
Redd Kross Facebook page

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