REDD KROSS - "Researching the Blues" LP
One of the
biggest surprises of the last year and a half was the news that Redd Kross was
releasing new music with a reunion of its Neurotica era lineup.; so of
course I was curious. On their latest,
Redd Kross kicks out the jams with some mostly high energy melodic rockers that
proudly draws from a mix of 60s garage rock, vintage sunshine pop, punk, and
psychedelic rock into their sonic stew.
Lyrically, the band's habit of being able to subtly blend personal
themes with hints of pop culture in uenxpected ways is still evident
throughout. Blend these factors together
and Researching The Blues is audio journey that manages to freshen up
vintage rock vibes while putting a smile on your face. Kudos to Redd Kross for releasing one of the
best albums of late 2012. (BOONE)
P.O. Box 1235. Chapel Hill, NC 27514.