MP3 Rebel Red - Sex, Religion, Politics
Main influences: 60''s Folk-Rock, Old-School Rhythm & Blues.
11 MP3 Songs in this album (46:52) !
Related styles: ROCK: Folk Rock, ROCK: Americana
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Rebel Red #4 - Americana Music Times Top Ten Albums of 2008
"If you''re a fan of Americana or Texas music, you probably already know about the latest albums released last year by such musical luminaries as Chris Knight, Hayes Carll, Reckless Kelly, Micky and the Motorcars, James McMurtry, Eliza Gilkyson, Lucinda Williams, Alejandro Escovedo, Old Crow Medicine Show, and others. Because those guys and gals get all the press, we want to tell you about the best records that you may not have heard.
With a voice that sounds like a cross between Grace Slick and Jim Dandy Mangrum, Red, as the album title suggests, has something to say and says it well.." - Steve Circeo, Americana Music Times
"Rebel Red''s ''Sex Religion Politics'' like a party anthem" --
"Born in New York City and raised in England, singer-songwriter Rebel Red had worked with the late producer Steve Burgh of Kingston before taking some time off to raise two boys. She then returned with "Sex Religion Politics."
The underlying feel of the music in the album is of a party anthem - and of summer open-air.
Powered by some wicked slide guitar from Jeff Pevar and Red''s sassy voice, lead off track "Dusty Shack" recalls Tommy James and the Shondells for sheer fun, danceabilty and sing-along potential.
As title implies, the album goes from sex (the retro honky-tonk piano driving "Let''s Go Home") to religion ("Pray") to politics (the anti-war "Body Count"). An ominous Tony Levin-esque bass line prods "Sittin'' Purty," while the swampy "Lazy Rollin'' River" has not-so-latent Creedence qualities, and give Red a place to stretch and bend phrases to their limit.
Often, Red conveys the vocal equivalent of finger-pointing in your chest, and other times she''s trying to coax you in. But all the time is pure pleasure." - David Malachowski, Kingston Daily Freeman