Redd Kross began life as part of the 1970’s Los Angeles South Bay punk scene by brothers Steven and Jeff McDonald who were intermittently joined by a revolving cast of members including Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks) and Ron Reyes (Black Flag). Full of catchy, melodic, thrash punk/power pop gems, their major label debut ‘Third Eye’ has been increasingly hard to come by on vinyl until now.
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9/10 Penrith Steve Customer review, 2nd July 2015
I came across this completely by accident all of 25 years ago when it first came out (on vinyl too!) It quickly became one of my favourites and demanded heavy rotation. It was probably responsible, along with Teenage Fanclub, for my love of power pop.
If you can imagine a situation where Cheap Trick teamed up with The Carpenters to make an album, “Third Eye” would be the result. It’s crammed with catchy tunes and every track is a winner. My personal favourites are desperate ballad “I Don’t Know How To Be Your Friend”, power pop classic “Bubblegum Factory”, the wah-wah led “1976” and the rockin’ “Elephant Flares”. I love this!
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