Red Rockers

Red Rockers

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New wave - power pop band from New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Active between 1979 - 1985, they released three albums. They started in 1979 with the short lived names Stunn, James Jett, Derwood, Drummur and The Rat Finks, influenced by The Dils and The Clash. They took their final name by a 1980-released, same-titled song by The Dils. Their cover of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" from their debut album, features Jello Biafra as guest vocalist. In 1983, their original drummer Patrick Butler Jones was replaced by the ex-Stiff Little Fingers drummer Jim Reilly and in 1984 their original guitarist James Singletary was replaced by Shawn Paddock. Their biggest hits are "China" No.53 in U.S. pop charts in 1983, "'Till It All Falls Down", No.45 in U.S. dance charts, remixed by Ivan Ivan in 1983, both produced by David Kahne. Their rendition of P.F. Sloan's classic, originally a hit for Barry McGuire in 1965, "Eve Of Destruction", reached No.54 in U.S. rock tracks chart in 1984 produced by Rick Chertoff and William Wittman. After their break-up in 1985, guitarist - singer John Thomas Griffith formed Cowboy Mouth in 1990, guitarist James Singletary joined the New Orleans-based band Alexander Fly, drummer Jim Reilly and bassist Darren Hill (3) joined Raindogs (2) in 1985. Darren Hill (3) went on to join Klover in the mid-'90s and then he formed the management company Ten Pin Management.
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Red Rockers Discography Tracks

Albums

Red Rockers Condition Red (Album) 415 Records US 1981 Sell This Version
Red Rockers Good As Gold (Album) Columbia Japan 1983 Sell This Version
#1003 Red Rockers The Penthouse/Omni Magazine College Rock Concert(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #1003 US 1983 Sell This Version
432 Red Rockers B.B.C. Rock Hour(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 432 US 1983 Sell This Version
Red Rockers Schizophrenic Circus (Album) Columbia, 415 Records Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Red Rockers Guns Of Revolution Vinyl Solution Records US 1980 Sell This Version
Red Rockers China (Single, EP) Columbia, 415 Records, Columbia, 415 Records Spain 1983 Sell This Version
Red Rockers 'Till It All Falls Down Columbia Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
Red Rockers Good As Gold Columbia US 1983 Sell This Version
none ジャーニー* = Journey / レッド・ロッカーズ* ジャーニー* = Journey / レッド・ロッカーズ* - フエイスフリィ / チャイナ・チャイナ(7", Single, Promo) CBS/Sony none Japan 1983 Sell This Version
07SP 699 Red Rockers China(7", Single, Promo) CBS/Sony 07SP 699 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
Red Rockers Blood From A Stone (Single) Columbia, 415 Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Red Rockers Eve Of Destruction (Single) CBS UK 1984 Sell This Version
Red Rockers Just Like You (Single) Columbia US 1984 Sell This Version

Compilations

OGL 81576-2, A 26104 Red Rockers Good As Gold / Schizophrenic Circus(CD, Comp) Oglio Records, Sony Music Special Products OGL 81576-2, A 26104 US 1995 Sell This Version

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FisherHatesGravel

February 29, 2012
edited over 5 years ago
Em....that picture is Stiff Little Fingers...

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