Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Really Red - Teaching You the Fear

The explosive and turbulent Texas of the late 70s produced a wealth of great hardcore with the likes of the Dicks and the Big Boys, Right up there was Houston's Really Red spitting out thier own brand of political hardcore. This, their debut release and first LP is utterly mind blowing from start to finish. Their songs follow no convention, boiling in the same musical melting pot where the Minutemen and early Wire swam. The vocals often call to mind D. Boon, who also could convey fierce emotion whether he was singing or shouting, joking or railing... The title track, with its menacingly anxious bass line and shakily spoken lyrics "Take one chicano with his hands cuffed behind his back" is one of the most haunting political punk songs ever written.

Genre: Hardcore
Year: 2004


01. Too Political?
02. Bored With Apathy
03. Fee
04. Teaching You the Fear
05. Decay
06. Run 'Em Out
07. No Art
08. Bar-B-Que
09. White Lies
10. Nico
11. Starvation Dance
12. Prostitution
13. Aim Tastes Good
14. Entertainment
15. Pigboy
16. Ain't No Time
17. Lockjaw
18. Reminder


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