REALLY RED was the backbone of Houston’s underground from the early punk era clear through 80’s hardcore. Like The Dicks in Austin, they directly challenged an insanely violent policed department at no small risk to their own lives. Their sound itself had more art and post-punk elements then most, with a musical and lyrical depth on par with bands like Mission of Burma, Wire, or Dead Kennedys. This collection presents the sound better then it has ever been, so hear them again for the first time – or the first time EVER.
Virus 455 “Volume 2: Rest In Pain” is at last, the long lost second album that hardly any of the REALLY RED fans back then knew existed! Unavailable for almost 30 years, now all tracks are restored for the first time ever, with vastly improved sound.
The Sound is fiercer and heavier, but still vintage REALLY RED. Now the damage of Reagan was now in everyone’s face, and the music was the only thing about the 80’s that didn’t suck.
Side two shows the depth of their roots with an awesome Texas psycho cover of the Red Crayolas “War Sucks”. Also comes with Part 2 of David Ensminger’s (Left Of The Dial) interview with vocalist Ronnie Bond and re-mastering at Fantasy by Jello Biafra.