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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Redd Kross - Phaseshifter

On Phaseshifter Redd Kross has stripped away many of the '60s and '70s pop-culture trappings that figured prominently on earlier recordings (covers of Brady Bunch and Charles Manson songs, for instance). As a result, the band (basically brothers Jeffrey and Steven McDonald) have brought their strong melodic sense, psychedelic punk/metal mix, and fine harmonies to the fore on standout tracks like "Lady in the Front Row", "Monolith", and one of the band's best rockers "Crazy World". The brothers' '70s-TV obsession certainly hasn't disappeared, though, as evidenced by songs like "After School Special" and the Partridge Family-inspired cut "Dumb Angel" (Susan Dey being replaced here by keyboardist Gere Fennelly). For some great Redd Kross music, get both Phaseshifter and the band's 1997 release, Show World.
(Year of Release: 1993)

Track List:
1. Jimmy's Fantasy
2. Lady In The Front Row
3. Monolith
4. Crazy World
5. Dumb Angel
6. Huge Wonder
7. Visionary
8. Pay For Love
9. Ms. Lady Evans
10. Only A Girl
11. Saragon
12. After School Special

Download: Redd Kross - Phaseshifter (40.3MB)


Nazz Nomad said...

yeah Redd Kross!
This album kicks ass!

fulhamx said...

Welcome back
Missed ya
Great post, great album

Wildean said...

Thank you for all the Redd Kross stuff. It blows my mind.

Zer0_II said...

@Wildean: Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. They are always appreciated I'm glad you're enjoying the Redd Kross material.

Dig Me Out Podcast said...

Check out a podcast review of Phaseshifter by Redd Kross on Dig Me Out at digmeoutpodcast.com, a weekly podcast dedicated to revisiting forgotten gems and uncovering overlooked albums of the 1990s.