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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Albums

415A-0006 Condition Red — Red Rockers Red Rockers Condition Red (Album) 415 Records 415A-0006 US 1981 Sell This Version
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25AP 2633 Good As Gold — Red Rockers Red Rockers Good As Gold (Album) Columbia 25AP 2633 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
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# 432 A B.B.C. Rock Hour — Red Rockers Red Rockers B.B.C. Rock Hour London Wavelength # 432 A US 1983 Sell This Version
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#1003 Red Rockers The Penthouse/Omni Magazine College Rock Concert(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength #1003 US 1983 Sell This Version
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CBS 26142, 26142 Schizophrenic Circus — Red Rockers Red Rockers Schizophrenic Circus (Album) Columbia, 415 Records CBS 26142, 26142 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

VS003 Guns Of Revolution — Red Rockers Red Rockers Guns Of Revolution Vinyl Solution Records VS003 US 1980 Sell This Version
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38-04076 Good As Gold — Red Rockers Red Rockers Good As Gold (Single) Columbia 38-04076 US 1983 Sell This Version
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CBS A-3245 China — Red Rockers Red Rockers China (Single, EP) Columbia, 415 Records, Columbia, 415 Records CBS A-3245 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
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CBSA 12.3969 'Till It All Falls Down — Red Rockers Red Rockers 'Till It All Falls Down Columbia CBSA 12.3969 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
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XDAP 93074 China — Red Rockers Red Rockers China(12", Promo) CBS/Sony XDAP 93074 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
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XDSP 93037 Faithfully = フエイスフリィ / China = チャイナ・チャイナ — Red Rockers Journey = ジャーニー* / Red Rockers = レッド・ロッカーズ* Journey = ジャーニー* / Red Rockers = レッド・ロッカーズ* - Faithfully = フエイスフリィ / China = チャイナ・チャイナ(7", Single, Promo) CBS/Sony XDSP 93037 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
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38-04824 Just Like You — Red Rockers Red Rockers Just Like You (Single) Columbia 38-04824 US 1984 Sell This Version
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A 4816 Eve Of Destruction — Red Rockers Red Rockers Eve Of Destruction (Single) CBS, CBS A 4816 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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38-04687, Blood From A Stone — Red Rockers Red Rockers Blood From A Stone (Single) Columbia, 415 Records 38-04687, US 1984 Sell This Version
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Compilations

OGL 81576-2, A 26104 Good As Gold / Schizophrenic Circus — Red Rockers 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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Videos

none Live At Club Spit — Red Rockers Red Rockers Live At Club Spit(DVDr, DVD-V) Not On Label none US 1982 Sell This Version

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FisherHatesGravel

FisherHatesGravel

February 29, 2012
edited over 10 years ago
Em....that picture is Stiff Little Fingers...
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