Redd Kross is back and delivering their signature brand of genuine rock 'n roll with a vengeance. Founded 34 years ago in Los Angeles during the first wave of LA punk rock by brothers Jeff and Steven McDonald (then respectively 15 and 11 years old), Redd Kross cut their teeth opening for Black Flag at a middle school graduation party. Their debut recordings caught the atten-tion of Rodney Bingenheimer, who quickly became a fan as he spun their Ramones inspired songs like Annette's Got The Hits and "I Hate My School" on the world famous KROQ. Their following releases maintained roots still firmly planted in punk, but the band started to experiment with different musical elements and band members. Redd Kross boldly broke new ground by intuitively and inventively mixing their eclectic inspirations in song and per-formance. They understand and embrace the esoteric commonalities between the Partridge Family and the Manson Family; the Beatles and Black Sabbath; The Osmonds and the New York Dolls. The result was a band that was ahead of their time - daringly original, artistic and uncontrived. Records like Teen Babes from Monsanto , Born Innocent and Neurotica became precursors to the Seattle bands of the 90's, as well as becoming an inspiration to many indie and alternative rock bands worldwide. (Redd Kross) are definitely one of the most important bands in America - Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore In 1990 the band released their major label debut, Third Eye . Taking their obsession with late 60's bubblegum am radio to a new level, the song writing matured with more complex arrangements, harmonies and lush production. Redd Kross had their first single chart Annie's Gone (#16 billboard modern rock), and began to tour with notable artists such as Sonic Youth, The Go-Go's, The Posies, Jelly-fish, The Lemonheads, and the Hoodoo Gurus. Robert Hecker took leave as lead guitarist and the McDonald brothers were joined by Eddie Kurdziel (guitar), Brian Reitzell (drums), and Gere Fennelly (keyboards). They released the critically acclaimed Phaseshifter album in 1993 featuring the hit songs Jimmy's Fantasy , Lady In The Front Row , and a raucous cover of Frightwig s Crazy World . In 1997, Redd Kross released one of their most polished albums, Show World featuring the perfectly crafted pop single, Mess Around . After supporting the album by touring with Sloan and the Presidents of the United States, the band went on a much needed hiatus. Fans won-dered when they would return, and things seemed more uncertain after the untimely passing of guitarist Eddie Kurdziel in 1999. The McDonald brothers launched www.ReddKross.com and began to reconnect with their fans and make new ones. They experimented with the new medium just as innovatively as they do with their music - Steven McDonald released an online only mashup album called Redd Blood Cells by adding bass tracks to the White Stripes album, Jeff McDonald began podcasting ( Hit It! ) before iPods or pod-casts were invented, and also released a web based video series (Bitchin' Ass ) far ahead of YouTube. Redd Kross reissued their classic Neurotica album as they worked on a variety of other projects including Ze Malibu Kids , The Steven McDonald Group , and worked in various capacities with other bands on stage and in the studio such as the Donnas, Turbonegro, Imperial Teen, Anna Waronker, be your own pet, fun., Sparks, Tenacious D, Beck and OFF!.
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