Neurotica [Bonus Tracks]

Neurotica [Bonus Tracks]

by Redd Kross
     
 
It seems hard to imagine that a band inspired as much by breakfast cereal and Saturday morning cartoons as rock & roll could have created the album that spawned an entire movement -- grunge. When Neurotica was released in 1987, it inspired hordes of punk/hardcore kids to put down the safety pins and pick up the guitar. The perfect blend of

Overview

It seems hard to imagine that a band inspired as much by breakfast cereal and Saturday morning cartoons as rock & roll could have created the album that spawned an entire movement -- grunge. When Neurotica was released in 1987, it inspired hordes of punk/hardcore kids to put down the safety pins and pick up the guitar. The perfect blend of Beatles/Kiss-style pop
ock and Butthole Surfers art rock, the album blends the raw punk spirit of the band that included "Quit School" stickers in their second album, 1984's Teen Babes From Monsanto, with the pure thrift store rock & roll of Kiss, the Rolling Stones, and the Stooges. Jon Auer from the Posies remixed some of these tracks (including the obvious super hit "Peach Kelli Pop") for a potential reissue on Seattle's Sub Pop in the mid/late '90s, but, for whatever reason, this idea was quickly shelved. Largely ignored upon its release in 1987 (Big Time folded shortly after and the band were unable to record under their own name for three years), Neurotica did manage to find its way into some very important young people's bedrooms. Redd Kross had unwittingly created the rough, lo-fi, melodic, rock & roll template that bands like Mudhoney and Nirvana would become very successful exploring over the next few years.

Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly - Tom Sinclair
[A] wonderful pop aberration. (A)

Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/2002
Label:
Oglio Records
UPC:
0790058201626
catalogNumber:
82016

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Redd Kross   Primary Artist
Paul Roessler   Keyboards
Jeff McDonald   Guitar,Vocals
Roy McDonald   Percussion,Drums
Steven McDonald   Bass,Vocals
Robert Hecker   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Greg Allen   Concept
Jon Auer   Remixing
Bill Cooper   Engineer
Thomas Erdelyi   Producer,Engineer
John Kliner   Engineer
Jeff McDonald   Composer,Liner Notes
Roy McDonald   Liner Notes
Steven McDonald   Composer,Liner Notes,Remixing
Vicki Peterson   Contributor
Robert Hecker   Composer,Liner Notes
Ian Harper   Concept
Bryan Rutter   Engineer
Dave Markey   Concept
Ricky Castro   Concept
David Eddy   Concept
Jonathan Krop   Artwork

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