Redd Kross released their first album in 1982. Their new album, Beyond The Door, is only their 7th album in all that time. Anyway, quality, not quantity is what’s important. They return for the first time in seven years with an album of hard-edged power pop with Melvins drummer, Dale Crover, recording with them for the first time. Fellow Melvins, Geré Fennelly and Buzz Osborne guest, with Anna Waronker from That Dog and current Red Hot Chilli Peppers guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer also putting in appearances.
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Hear me out. With this one...I started at the beginning. I mean right at the beginning. I listened to 'Everyday There's Someone New' and then the lead single from 'Beyond the Door' called 'When Do I Get To Sing "My Way"' and I was genuinely shocked at how different the band sounded. But the number one thing that took my breath away was the key change towards the end of the single. I hated it. Then I listened again and I kind of liked it. I listened for a third time and my final answer is that I actually really like it. It's power-pop and it's fun.
As I listened to the promo I came to find that the entire record was reminiscent of early Weezer and that feel good style of American rock music that I can't help but enjoy. As well as Weezer you can hear the Posies, Hüsker Dü, and Teenage Fanclub from the early days. I'm not too sure if this is anywhere near what rock solid Redd Kross fans would consider to be at the top of their 'best album' list but as a stand alone record, it's very enjoyable. With track titles such as 'The Party' and 'Ice-Cream' do you expect anything else?
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