Redd Kross know how to party and Beyond The Door is a party record, one inspired by their “total commitment to having the best f*cking time we can have while we’re all still here’.
From that you might infer that the Californians – essentially a vehicle for brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald – have been around a while and you’d be correct, the pair playing clubs whilst still under age in the early 80’s. Throughout this lengthy career they’ve remained largely under the radar apart from the brawling grunge opus Jimmy’s Fantasy, released in 1993 at the height of the globe’s Cobain obsession.
Those days are gone and these days see the band as more in the mould of sixties Cali garage rockers, with The Party lining you up for tie dye and grooves, whilst opener Jone Hoople presents their traditionalist credentials and Fantastico Roberto their ticket to ride.
Beyond The Door might be their bucket list album, but Redd Kross are here for a good time and a long time, plus after all, you’re only as old as the band you feel.
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