Really Red / Teaching You the Fear
Album: Teaching You the Fear   Collection:General
Artist:Really Red   Added:Jun 2004
Label:Empty Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-08-09 Pull Date: 2004-10-11 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Oct 10 Sep 26 Sep 19 Sep 12 Aug 29 Aug 22 Aug 15
Airplays: 4 1 1 1 3 5 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 08, 2015: What was scene?
Too Political
4. Sep 09, 2006: Bloodstains Across Atherton
Teaching You the Fear
2. Sep 24, 2015: What was scene?
Too Political
5. Jan 06, 2006: Distraction-Limited
3. Jun 28, 2007: Fiction Romance
6. Apr 30, 2005: On The Warpath

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2007-08-05
Really Red were one of several or so killer early 80’s underground/punk/hardcore bands from Houston. (Culturcide would be another though more underground & weird enough to likely fit into the initial outsider-ness of the initial punk/hardcore movement). Political without being too obvious & hugely talented. Sounding like bits n’ pieces of The Weirdos, Minutemen, DKs & The Dils but certainly with something of their own.

(((((1)))) A political punk classic. Punk in that it’s all about ‘not fitting in’ whilst having your own take on personal politics. (FCCs: 0:25 “shit”)
((((2)))) More of an L.A. punk vibe. Somewhere around Fear meets the Minutemen? Pretty damn solid no matter how you look at it.
((((3)))) Loose punk off-kilter vibe ‘ala Minutemen questioning “the revolution” or lack thereof.
(((((4))))) Starts off slow & sort of funky and then goes into DKs style with crazy 60’s surf-styled guitars. Excellent lyrics dealing with paranoid cops. (No FCCs just some bluntness with some racial epithets but it’s just used for “point of view” sake not to be racist)
((((5)))) Excellent late 70’s/early 80’s punk. Somewhere around the Dils meets D.O.A.
((((6)))) Uptempo rocker with some killer riffing.
((((7)))) (FCCs 0:18 “shitty”)
Weird jazz/punk number with “cat on the piano” effect. Lyrics written by one of Your Imaginary Friend’s favorites - Culutrcide.
((((8)))) Kind of like Fear’s “Beef Baloney” except this is about BBQ.
(((((9)))) Uptempo, simple & to the point.
((((10)))) An honest love-letter to the famous Nico. Nice, 60’s garage infuenced punk meets post-punk (Wire, Joy Division). Killer drumbeats & bass playing.
((((11)))) (FCC “shit” 0:46) Groovy & super-catchy yet political.
(((((12))))) Super-simple & to the point. This is STILL so relevant to today it’s not even funny! (Also on the classic “Let Them Eat Jellybeans” comp).
(((13))) Basic early, L.A. - style punk
((((14)))) Damn, this sounds like Joy Division & Wire meets No Means No. You can’t go wrong with that combo.
(((((15)))) Fuckin’ awesome & super-hardcore punk. Story about a heavy metal guitar wanker that becomes a narc.
(((((16)))) Straight-ahead punker that dissed but of the KKK & JDL (Jewish Defense League a psychotic Jewish-supremacist organization who similar to the Klan in many ways).
((((17)))) (FCC: “shit” 0:11) Wild punk rock with insightful lyrics, what more do you need?
(((18))) Jagged-jazz/punk number ‘ala The Minutemen. Pretty nice

Track Listing
1. Too Political   10. Nico
2. Bored with Apathy   11. Starvation Dance
3. The Free   12. Prostitution
4. Teaching You the Fear   13. Aim Tastes Good
5. Decay   14. Entertainment
6. Run Em Out   15. Pigboy
7. No Art   16. Aint no Time
8. Bar-B-Que   17. Lockjaw
9. White Lies   18. Reminder