Red Rockers - Crimson Classic or Scarlet Dud?

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I'm-a say Classic! As lame as "China" and their limp cover of "Eve of Destruction" were, their first album, Condition Red kicked a man-sized platter of fatuous imperialist ass.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 28 October 2005 00:56 (sixteen years ago) link

A friend writes:

when I was 15 years old, at my very first rock and roll show, one of the guys in that band tried to convince me to actually leave with them on the tour bus after the show.

He was pretty persuasive, because romantic teenage girl-in-love-with-a--things-music that I was, I really almost did. A friend had to drag me away, explaining to me that my parents would certainly have the police after me (and the Red Rockers) in about ten seconds.

So...Classic!

gypsy mothra (gypsy mothra), Friday, 28 October 2005 01:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Jeez, you couldn't even give that record away a year after it was published. File under very poor man's SVT, damned by faint praise.
At least SVT was reissued on Ryko.

George the Animal Steele, Friday, 28 October 2005 01:48 (sixteen years ago) link

Well, laughing boy, it currently goes for no less than ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS here.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 28 October 2005 02:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Means crap. You know that. I've seen records on Amazon sellers that profess to go for ridiculous amounts that I've seen in stores in LA for a few bucks or less.

George the Animal Steele, Friday, 28 October 2005 04:29 (sixteen years ago) link

Looks like a hundred dollar record to me.

k/l (Ken L), Friday, 28 October 2005 04:38 (sixteen years ago) link

To be honest, I haven't heard it in about twenty years (I don't have the disc), but I heard "Guns of Revolution" on an old mixtape recently and took me right back.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 28 October 2005 04:51 (sixteen years ago) link

'All Falls Down'...? I may have got the title wrong. That was a great track, I heard it once or twice on the radio and never forgot it. I'd like to hear it again right now.

moley (moley), Friday, 28 October 2005 04:53 (sixteen years ago) link

what's wrong w/ "china"?!?

Eisbär (llamasfur), Friday, 28 October 2005 05:08 (sixteen years ago) link

Ah, it's fine.....but it's dry and tepid and flaccid compared to the material on the album that preceded it.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 28 October 2005 05:11 (sixteen years ago) link

sixteen years pass...

Pretty into these guys today! Though I think I like the softer album with "China" just as well as the raucouser Condition Red.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 19 September 2022 22:14 (one week ago) link


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