Redd Kross / Researching The Blues
Album: Researching The Blues   Collection:General
Artist:Redd Kross   Added:Aug 2012
Label:Merge Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-08-19 Pull Date: 2012-10-21
Week Ending: Oct 14 Oct 7 Sep 30 Sep 23 Sep 16 Sep 2 Aug 26
Airplays: 2 2 3 1 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 15, 2015: Meow: The Best Of The Decade So Far (2010-2014)...The Sequel!
Researching The Blues
4. Oct 09, 2012: Meow After Midnight
Hazel Eyes
2. Jan 02, 2013: Meow After Midnight: The Best Of 2012
Researching The Blues
5. Oct 06, 2012: Music Casserole
3. Oct 13, 2012: 9 1/2 Weak Shades of Grey
Researching The Blues
6. Oct 02, 2012: Meow
Stay Away From Downtown

Album Review
Mister Esquire
Reviewed 2012-08-16
As Reviewed By Mister Esquire.

70's retro glamarage/power pop/
sugar coma bubblegum overload.
redd kross=kings of 70's retro hard cheese!
before there was urge overkill, before there was those pussies jeff the brotherhood, there was...redd kross. and they influenced a ton of people -from sonic youth to nirvana to too many to mention- that hopped on the 70's retroid bandwagon of the early 90's. the kross was originally a shambolic teen punk band, but, like many of their punky peers, turned towards nostalgia and/or wannabee arena rock as the 80's progressed in a downward spiral. (but the kross got it right.)
note: first album in 15 yrs.
RIYL: REDD FUCKING KROSS!, urge overkill, cheap trick, cowsills, shoes, 20/20, knack, archies, brady bunch, jeff the bros, et al.

1. BEST TRACK: 60's garage tinge to the 70's glammy=driving propulsive awesomesauce!(sugar puke)
2.poppy sweet 70's ala cheap trick, shoes, et al.
3. 70's vintage cheese ala urge, baby! get's into edgar winter's 'frankenstein' solo territory (serious.)
4. sunshiny pop that could be either a brady bunch tune, or, that part in 'brain candy' after bruce Mac cullough gets on 'the drug'.
5. 60's/70's pop, ala archies.
6. urge cheese meets archies. handclappy.
7. beatlesesque. rocks!
8. BEST TRACK II:vintage kross, w/lil country.
9. poppy, upbeat bashalong about being sad.
10. most 60's of bunch. fun, but: why end w/this?

Track Listing
1. Researching The Blues   6. One Of The Good Ones
2. Stay Away From Downtown   7. The Nu Temptations
3. Uglier   8. Choose To Play
4. Dracula's Daughters   9. Winter Blues
5. Meet Frankenstein   10. Hazel Eyes