Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Red Rockers

  • Condition Red [415, 1981] B-

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Condition Red [415, 1981]
After starting out as a tribute band called first Garageland and then White Riot (just a joke fellas, put those guns away please), these heavy New Orleans postpunks set themselves to writing anthems for the next American revolution, anthems I'm sure would be more rousing if the next American revolution were as simple and inevitable as they pretend. Sure there's a "teenage underground," but only "Grow Up" and maybe "Peer Pressure" dig beneath its surface. B-