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

Singles & EPs

VS003 Red Rockers - Guns Of Revolution album art Red Rockers Guns Of Revolution Vinyl Solution Records VS003 US 1980 Sell This Version
XDSP 93037 Red Rockers - フエイスフリィ / チャイナ・チャイナ album art Journey, Red Rockers Journey, Red Rockers - フエイスフリィ / チャイナ・チャイナ (Single) CBS/Sony XDSP 93037 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
38-04076 Red Rockers - Good As Gold album art Red Rockers Good As Gold (Single) Columbia 38-04076 US 1983 Sell This Version
CBS A-3245 Red Rockers - China album art Red Rockers China (Single, EP) Columbia, 415 Records, Columbia, 415 Records CBS A-3245 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
CBSA 12.3969 Red Rockers - 'Till It All Falls Down album art Red Rockers 'Till It All Falls Down Columbia CBSA 12.3969 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
38-04824 Red Rockers - Just Like You album art Red Rockers Just Like You (Single) Columbia 38-04824 US 1984 Sell This Version
A 4816 Red Rockers - Eve Of Destruction album art Red Rockers Eve Of Destruction (Single) CBS A 4816 UK 1984 Sell This Version
38-04687, Red Rockers - Blood From A Stone album art Red Rockers Blood From A Stone (Single) Columbia, 415 Records 38-04687, US 1984 Sell This Version

Compilations

OGL 81576-2, A 26104 Red Rockers - Good As Gold / Schizophrenic Circus album art 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

Videos

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