I’ve always had a negative feeling about Redd Kross—just one of the many California hardcore bands. Sorta the way I feel about The Circle Jerks.
The problem is this: I never really listened to Redd Kross. Maybe it was their name. Or I saw a badly art-directed poster. Chock it up to being a close-minded dick.
Well anyways…I heard a cut from their new album yesterday in the car (on WKDU). And damn, it was pretty darn good. Super poppy, fun and rockin’—sort of the smart/simple hooky pop/rock I love from Sloan.
And this after like a 7-year hiatus!!! These guys are old!!!
So Redd Kross, I’d like to officially apologize for grouping you into a group without really knowing who you were. My bad.
The whole album is really neat btw. Thanks itunes for your instant gratification. I will be buying more of their earlier stuff now.