Redd Kross - Teen Babes From Monsanto!
Redd Kross - Teen Babes From Monsanto
Monsanto as in Monsanto, CA, a small town in Contra Costa County, the ritzier part of the East Bay.
What seemed to many like "treading water" for the band in 1984 now stands as a manifesto of intent for their subsequent career which ran through punk/hard rock/glam/hair metal/proto-grunge/psychedelia/bubblegum and pop culture tributes. And everything here is an interesting take on the originals, some even improving upon their role models.
None of the Redd Kross-related Gasatanka releases (the two Tater Totz LPs, the Anarchy 6 records, the Desperate Teenage Lovedolls soundtrack...) have ever been reissued. Gasatanka belonged to Bill Bartell, who also led the band White Flag under the name Pat Fear: he died a couple years ago, but the McDonald bros reissued both LP and CD versions lately, including tracks for the complete Monsanto session!
The added tracks are "I'll Meet You Halfway" (Partridge family cover), "It Won't Be Long" (Beatles cover in The Quick style), "Dancing Queen"(Abba) "Don't Turn Your Back On Me"(Jackie DeShannon) and "Fancy" (Kinks cover).
This nicey version should prolly end up in here soon if you're nice to mommy...
Every aspect of the band's emerging sound was represented by a cover on the EP; heavy metal, glam rock, bubblegum pop, 60s girl group pop, psychedelia as well as a nod to their hardcore roots and affection for junk culture. The EP is both a perfect summation of where Redd Kross was at the time, and an indication of where they were going. (~Pete Bilderback @floweringtoilet)
Le Redd Kross annoncé au travers d'un Desperate Teenage Lovedolls et de sa suite Lovedolls Superstar est ici confirmé avec des platform boots et en rayant le parquet du grand salon. Quand le cheesy se fait glam bubblegum psyche pop, que les enceintes gueulent façon rock 70s et que le punk porte le cheveu long, très long... ça fait snap, crackle, pop et wiiiizzz, forcément!
Des infos sont disponibles ci-dessus, et en anglois qui plus est (-quelle aubaine-), alors je vous laisse à vos réflexions qui deviennent trop intimes si je m’attarde plus longtemps. Salutations d'une fin d'année annoncée comme festive, et quoi qu'il en soit: make it fucked up!
Same Rip specs as usual, now won't you come see me in the citadel?
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