Wednesday, May 09, 2007
I was planning on posting 'Third Eye' first, since it was requested, but I just discovered that I don't have it backed up to DVD like I thought I did. A friend of mine is going to upload it for me though, so I will post it as soon as it becomes available to me. In the meantime here's 'Neurotica' for you all.
It seems hard to imagine that a band inspired as much by breakfast cereal and Saturday morning cartoons as rock & roll could have created the album that spawned an entire movement -- grunge. When Neurotica was released in 1987, it inspired hordes of punk/hardcore kids to put down the safety pins and pick up the guitar. The perfect blend of Beatles pop rock and Butthole Surfers art rock, the album blends the raw punk spirit of the band that included "Quit School" stickers in their second album, 1984's Teen Babes From Monsanto, with the pure thrift store rock & roll of Kiss, the Rolling Stones, and the Stooges. Jon Auer from the Posies remixed some of these tracks (including the obvious super hit "Peach Kelli Pop") for a potential reissue on Seattle's Sub Pop in the mid/late '90s, but, for whatever reason, this idea was quickly shelved. Largely ignored upon its release in 1987 (Big Time folded shortly after and the band were unable to record under their own name for three years), Neurotica did manage to find its way into some very important young people's bedrooms. Redd Kross had unwittingly created the rough, lo-fi, melodic, rock & roll template that bands like Mudhoney and Nirvana would become very successful exploring over the next few years.
(Year of Release: 1987)
2. Play My Song
3. Frosted Flake
4. Janus Jeanie And George Harrison
5. Love Is You
6. Peach Kelli Pop
8. Tatum O Tot And The Fried Vegetables
9. Ballad Of A Love Doll
10. What They Say
11. Ghandi Is Dead (Im The Cartoon Man)
12. Beautiful Bye Byes
Download: Redd Kross - Neurotica (48.3MB)