REDD KROSS Third eye 1990 Atlantic 320 kbps
The faith healers / Annie's gone /I don't know how to be your friend / Shonen knife / Bubblegum factory / Where I am today / Zira (call out my name) / Love is not love / 1976 /Debbie & Kim / Elephant flares .
Produced & engineered by Michael Vail Blum.
Redd Kross : Jeffrey Mac Donald : vocals , guitar /Steven Mac Donald : bass , vocals / Robert Hecker : guitar , vocals + Victor Endrizzo : drums , vocals /Peter Le Vine : keyboards .
Redd Kross reached its peak in the early 1980s, when the band made such humorous and clever contributions to punk rock as "Linda Blair." As the '80s progressed, Kross got away from punk and went for cleaner, less reckless alternative rock and power-pop. Those who play 1990's "Third Eye" next to Kross' early recordings will hear just how radically the band changed over the years. Whether rocking aggressively on "Shonen Knife," going for a very melodic "jangly guitar" approach on "Annie's Gone" and "I Don't Know How to Be Your Friend" or sounding positively Beatlesque on "Bubblegum Factory," Kross shows just how far it has come since the irreverent, freewheeling aggression of "Linda Blair." While some punk enthusiasts missed the old Kross, this decent though not outstanding CD proves that the band was still worthwhile at the dawn of the '90s. AMG