Redd Kross - Secret Life !
Redd Kross - Secret Life
This Way Up & Island Records 1997 UK CD Single
01. Secret Life
02. It's In The Sky
03. You Lied Again
While the 7'' Single features "Dancing Queen" on side B, and the other CD Single has it too plus "Follow The Leader", this version comes strong with "You Lied Again" another great song from the album plus the rather rare and beautiful one: "It's In The Sky", which was only released as a bonus track on Japanese and Australian CD version of 'Show World' album.
My Secret Life was pretty far removed from the band’s on-stage sound, which mixed sugary harmonies with some seriously loud distorted guitars. My Secret Life is a big – huge – melodramatic ballad, with piano, acoustic guitar, tympani, Mellotron strings and the band’s trademark 3-part harmonies, a sort of updated Spector. Surprisingly grand for a band that spent most of its career celebrating everything low-brow and trashy about Californian teen culture.
It’s customary for a certain type of critic to point at a cult guitar band (those artists that take Big Star and Raspberries as the starting point for their sound) and say that they made "perfect pop music". This sort of boosterism is usually misplaced. There’s always something that stopped those bands being as big as the Beatles were (or even as big as the Raspberries or Cheap Trick). Marshall Crenshaw was too gawky. The Posies started off too fey, then got too muscular. Jellyfish lacked a really great lead singer. Teenage Fanclub didn’t quite have the choruses. But any band can produce a perfect moment. That’s what’s so great about pop music.
And when Redd Kross crash into that final chorus of My Secret Life – this time complete with tympani – and harmonise the word "life" over an unexpected F minor, it pretty much is a moment of pop perfection. ~SongsFromSoDeep
Alors que "Secret Life" était le big slow super-hit de l'album 'Show World', superbe et grandiloquent, "You Lied Again" en était un représentant génial de power pop pêchue et musclée, tout en restant très mélodique avec ses chœurs enchanteurs.
L'avantage de cette version du single comparée aux autres, c'est bien sûr le titre "It's In The Sky", une ballade sublime; Aérienne, puissante, voire poignante.
Une aubaine dont seuls les possesseurs de la version CD japonaise et australienne de l'album pouvaient se délecter jusqu'alors. C'est enfin servi au menu chez db, reste plus qu'à savourer!
Same Rip specs as usual, now just keep your mind and your thoughts clean!
Unzip pass: deathburger
Direct : Link