Thursday, August 23, 2012

Redd Kross - Third Eye - 1990

Redd Kross reached its peak in the early '80s, 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 album proves that the band was still worthwhile at the dawn of the '90s. - AMG


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10 comments:

YankeeBoy said...

Welcome back Curty. This has got to be one of my favorite albums of all-time. "Annie's Gone" and "Bubblegum Factory" are stone classics!!!

gabbazoo said...

Love this album too. Don't forget Redd Kross has a new record out now on Merge Records.

jef said...

Happy to have you back on the scene. I missed ya!

oldsoftballdude08 said...

Hey Curty Ray, glad to see you back in action. Hopefully things have improved. I appreciate the things you do.

Kishin said...

Welcome back, Curty! I hope this means that things in your life have settled down.

Shriner said...

The new Redd Kross album is fantastic. One of the best things I've heard in years. Short and to the damn point! Just like it should be!

Switchblade Sister said...

ALL redd Kross albums are outstanding.
thanks for the post

Curty Ray said...

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Curty Ray said...

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tomg said...

Great Album, thank you.

PD: i guess i disappointed you, sorry for that

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