The Reds

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Philadelphia's The Reds debuted in 1979 on A&M records. They released a self-titled LP and a 10" vinyl EP (remember those?) both produced by David Kershenbaum (Joe Jackson, Duran Duran). The EP contained a scorching cover of The Doors "Break On Through" but The Reds never managed that feat commercially and their stay with A&M ended. Next came two LPs released on the Canadian label Stoney Plain Records, "Stronger Silence" and "Fatal Slide." 1984 found them as a duo after the drummer and bassist left. They landed on Sire Records with Mike Thorne (Soft Cell, Nina Hagen, Wire, Blur) producing. The album "Shake Appeal" led the band to work with film /TV director/producer, Michael Mann. Mann hired them to score the film "Manhunter" as well as using their music in "Band Of The Hand" and episodes of "Miami Vice". The 90's saw the release of "Cry Tomorrow (1992, Tarock Music) once again produced by Mike Thorne. The CD was remastered and re-released in 1999.
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Albums

AMP-6062 The Reds - The Reds album art The Reds The Reds (Album) A&M Records AMP-6062 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
SPL-1037 The Reds - Stronger Silence album art The Reds Stronger Silence (Album) Stony Plain Records SPL-1037 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
SP5-1048 The Reds - Fatal Slide album art The Reds Fatal Slide (Album) Stony Plain Records SP5-1048 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
24 04264 The Reds - Shake Appeal album art The Reds Shake Appeal (Album) Sire 24 04264 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
TM/D-1 The Reds - Cry Tomorrow album art The Reds Cry Tomorrow (Album) Tarock Music TM/D-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
TM/D-2 The Reds - Fugitives From The Laughing House album art The Reds Fugitives From The Laughing House(CD, Album) Tarock Music TM/D-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
TM-D3 The Reds - Early Nothing album art The Reds Early Nothing(CD, Album) Tarock Music TM-D3 US 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

0001 The Reds - Joey album art The Reds Joey(7", Single) GO GO Records 0001 US 1978 Sell This Version
none The Reds - Self Reduction album art The Reds Self Reduction(7", Single) Eke The Record Co. none US 1978 Sell This Version
2175-S The Reds - Victims album art The Reds Victims A&M Records 2175-S US 1979 Sell This Version
AMS 7454 The Reds - Whatcha Doin' To Me album art The Reds Whatcha Doin' To Me (Single) A&M Records AMS 7454 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SP-3301 DJ The Reds - The Reds album art The Reds The Reds (EP) A&M Records SP-3301 DJ US 1979 Sell This Version
KV 8019 The Reds - The Danger album art The Reds The Danger(7") Kingdom Records KV 8019 UK 1981 Sell This Version
104 The Reds - The Reds album art The Reds The Reds(7", EP) Ambition Records (2) 104 US 1981 Sell This Version
MAP 902 The Reds - Waiting For You / Don't Say It album art The Reds Waiting For You / Don't Say It(7", Single) Music Action MAP 902 France 1986 Sell This Version
MCA-52895 The Reds - Strong As I Am / Lector's Cell album art The Prime Movers (2) / The Reds The Prime Movers (2) / The Reds - Strong As I Am / Lector's Cell(7", Single) MCA Records MCA-52895 US 1986 Sell This Version

Compilations

HS 93 CD 26 The Reds - Stronger Silence / Fatal Slide album art The Reds Stronger Silence / Fatal Slide(CD, Album, Comp) Helter Skelter Records HS 93 CD 26 Italy 1993 Sell This Version

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Record_Safari

Record_Safari

June 9, 2021
Who exactly says that the cover of "Break On Through" is "scorching"? I find it to be just clumsy, forced and awful.
mybronik

mybronik

May 9, 2017
I couldn't find any live videos of these guys? I mean one of my friends saw them live at a strip club. No way baby no way!

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