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Really Red / Teaching You The Fear: The Complete Collection 1979-1984
Album:Teaching You The Fear: The Complete Collection 1979-1984 Collection:General
Artist:Really Red Added:01/2015
Label:Alternative Tentacles Records 

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Add Date:2015-01-23 Pull Date:2015-03-27 
Week Ending:22 Mar1 Mar15 Feb8 Feb1 Feb
Airplays:13132

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 17, 2015:In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [W1510]
Teaching You The Fear
4.Feb 24, 2015:In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [W1507]
Teaching You The Fear
2.Feb 26, 2015:Meow
Bored With Apathy
5.Feb 11, 2015:Brownian Motion
Downtown
3.Feb 24, 2015:The Shiney One in for Dark Emperor
Nico
6.Feb 05, 2015:The Sunset Life
Bored With Apathy

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2015-01-20 
Archival reissue of early Houston punk band. Interesting document of their evolution, spanning early accessible power pop post punk ‘79 sounds a la Stranglers, Gang of Four, then the white boy punk funk a la Minutemen that fellow Texans The Big Boys really perfected (and Red Hot Chili Peppers ripped off blind) to industrial noise. Toward end they were on bills with Culturcide, delving deeply into noise apparently. Fans of Gang of Four, Mission of Burma, No Means No alike will like. Really Red. Really great band.

1) FCCs safe harbor typical punk
2)* (1:42) galloping gutteral good
3) (1:06) somewhat thrashy
4)* (3:15) title track: mid paced, less punk, more Chicago rock, really good hit quality 5) (2:15) crunchy halting
6) (1:18)
7) (2:58) no culture Houston, funk seeping in now
8) (0:45) 2/4 punky brief
9)* (2:19) "I don't need to be reborn again" awesome commentary on religion
10) (2:43) almost sensitive sappy
11) FCC
12) (1:21) urgent punky
13) (2:30) almost poppy reminds me of Gang of Four
14) FCCs late too bad
15) (1:19) driving punky goodness, early LA hardcore feel
16) FCC
17) (1:34) more early hardcore goodness, like shattered faith, tsol
18)* (3:21) here's where the Minutemen funk kicks in
19) (4:02) big noise bash out to start then picks up
20)* (3:00) rock riff to start, then good proto hc
21) (1:24) driving hardcore
22) (1:30) also driving hardcore
23)* (2:50) spoof on patriotism, jingoism, with samples, people sounds in intro and bridges, fast slow
24) (1:50) more
25) (3:53) yes! Live sick dirgey shit not "punk", art noise?
26)* (2:11) cool rockin and hc parts
27) (5:48) tribal and cool, more like Siouxsie or Killing Joke with chorused guitar

CD 2 demos and live recordings Verry 1979 punk

1) (1:57) lower fi, punky
2) (2:39) Demo of above "I don't need to be reborn again"
3) (2:18) '79 punky
4) (2:15) poppy vocals, crunchy power pop
5)* (2:36) ironic cover of 60's pop hit "downtown"
6) (1:57) more good power pop
7) (1:48) noisey guitar, pounding, live production
8) FCCs
9) FCCs
10) (2:03) getting more urgent in the punk tone
11) FCCs
12) (0:33) brief punky blast
13) (3:58) live - enter synth noise and a joy division beat as the band begins to take an industrial tone
14) FCC
15) (2:23) joy div tone continues with driving fuzzy bass, nice
16) (2:46) live version of " minutemen" track above
17) (19:33) FCCs unfortunately: industrial noise, power tools, totally organic, wondering if Culturcide was involved because the looping sounds familiar- play in safe harbor, several tracks strung together seemingly

Track Listing
1.Too Political 23.Let The Night Roar
2.Bored With Apathy 24.Hang 'em High
3.The Fee 25.Star Mangled Banner
4.Teaching You The Fear 26.Nobody Rules
5.Decay 27.War Sucks
6.Run 'em Out 28.Modern Needs
7.No Art 29.White Lies
8.Bar-B-Que 30.Crowd
9.White Lies 31.Corporate Settings
10.Nico 32.Downtown
11.Starvation Dance 33.For Gumbos Only
12.Prostitution 34.Little Death
13.Aim Tastes Good 35.I Refuse To Sing
14.Entertainment 36.No More Art
15.Pigboy 37.Suburban Disease
16.Aint No Time 38.Teenage Fuck Up
17.Lockjaw 39.Onde To Kurtis Kren
18.Reminder 40.Entertainment
19.Youth Culture For Sale 41.Starvation Dance
20.Balance Of Terror 42.Nico
21.Personal Hell 43.A Reminder
22.Ritual 44.Just The Fact Ma'am