Sunday, April 29, 2018

REDD KROSS -Neurotica

1987,Redd Kross's LP ,Neurotica was released.I bought it on vinyl when it came out,still have it,this rip is from my LP.All the crackles are intact for that warm analog feel.They always had,and still have,that groovy 70's vibe,like a modern-day Partridge Family.Their look,sound,and attitude is total 70's worship,which ,like,somebody has to carry on,right? No one does it better than these guys.I also tacked on several tracks they did on the "Lovedoll Superstar" soundtrack,some with the Lovedolls, one by themselves,and one under a different name,where they are nearly unrecognizable.My friend Jeff "Fred" McDonald,passed away last year,and he coincidentally had the same name ,(and he looked identical,nearly,bottom right corner dude,yep,that's him!), as one of the brothers on this LP,so this goes out to him,and I posted this as a request from Vance Burdge,my good friend,who could not find this masterpiece online,(I have since tracked it down on youtube).Good times for all,I cannot disagree! On a side note,the masks pictured on the front (and back) cover ,were previously used in one of the many 60's surf movies,Frankie and Annette,I believe the masks were in a haunted house ,maybe at a carnival or amusement park? I can't remember the name of the flick,but I have it on vhs,and have watched it,and all those goofy surf movies,multiple times.Fun fact. Also Ihave lots more Redd Kross stuff on this blog,including,out-takes and demos from this here LP,also Red Cross demos ,first album,as well as other sundries and surprises.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

REDD KROSS - Teen Babes From Monsanto

Yup,Them McDonald boys whipped up this collection of some of their favorite covers back in 1984.I mean Kiss,The Stones,Bowie,The Stooges,The Shangri-La's,a Boyce and Hart tune I saw Serena (Samantha's cousin) sing on Bewitched once,and a cover of themselves.I also tacked on bonus cuts from various compilations they appeared on,some are covers,The Go-Go's and The Beatles may be covered ,as well,in keeping with the tradition established here.They have always been a covers type band ,but usually pick rarely heard songs,and make them their own.Or well-known tunes that they can tear the roof off of. A direct rip from my vinyl LP. Dedicated to the memory of Jeff "Fred" McDonald,and to my pal Vance Burdge.