Monday, March 17, 2008

Red Rockers- Condition Red LP + Comp Song

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Here is the fantastic Red Rockers 'Condition Red' LP. I also included their song from the Rodney On The ROQ Volume Two Comp. The song is on the LP, as well, but it is a different recording.
Red Rockers were a punk band from the early 80's. They were from San Francisco. They had a wonderful melodic sound, but it was different than the other melodic punk bands of the time. The music has a lot in common with The Clash or Stiff Little Fingers. In fact, I have often seen then referred to as a US version of The Clash. Either way, the music here is undeniably amazing. Every song is a hit and the crown jewel of this record is the song 'Can You Hear. The song is endlessly memorable with the best guitar and vocal hooks. There are the best 'woah' vocal parts combined with the lines of the chorus. This song will be stuck in your head for days, which is not a bad thing. The song 'Live Or Die' is another highlight of the record too. Unfortunately, after this LP, the band attempted to turn into a radio rock band, and semi succeeded with one radio hit, but the resulting records were really weak compared to the strength of this material. So check this record out and enjoy!

Here is a promo sheet picture of the band with some lyrics under it...
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The music is here...
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7 comments:

pär said...

Never heard of there guys but it sounds really cool in the description. Thanks alot!

John Committed said...

Thanks Ed! Been looking for this for a long time

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

File is deleted. Can you please re-upload?

fletcher70 said...

i could be wrong but were `red rockers` originally from louisiana?classic punk rock,compared to the clash very often....the clash were nowhere near as good as there guys

Billy Hawes said...

According to their Wikipedia entry, they were originally from New Orleans but eventually relocated to San Francisco at the urging of their label, the now-defunct 415 Records.

thomas_tirrell said...

Can you please repost this or send me the files? email is thomastirrell@comcast.net.