L.A. punk rock-ish outfit, formed back in 1980 and still together today. Guitarists and drummers are revolving-door members, but brothers and band founders Steve and Jeff McDonald are and have always been the lead singer and bassist (respectively).

They were once known as "Red Cross" until they were threatened litigious action by the International Red Cross.

Redd Kross are underground sensations and they've opened for such lucrative acts as Sonic Youth.

Their discography, accoring to the band's official web site (ReddKross.com):

  • Red Cross EP, 1980
  • Born Innocent, 1982
  • Teen Babes From Monsanto, 1984
  • Neurotica, 1987
  • Third Eye, 1990
  • Phase Shifter, 1993
  • Show World, 1996

    Their tribue to Japanese cult megastars Shonen Knife appears on "Third Eye" (approrpiately titled "Shonen Knife").

    Shonen Knife penned an infectious track, "Redd Kross", as a tribute to the McDonalds and company. (I'm actually not sure which came first, "Redd Kross" by Shonen Knife or "Shonen Knife" by Redd Kross.) The lyrics to Shonen Knife's tribute follow:

    (Redd Kross)
    Crazy people in L.A.
    (Redd Kross)
    Genius people in L.A.
    (Redd Kross)
    Long-haired boys in L.A.
    Oh, I can't explain more

    (Redd Kross)
    Crazy people in L.A.
    (Redd Kross)
    Genius people in L.A.
    (Redd Kross)
    Long haired boys in L.A.
    Oh, please don't ask me more

    Gimme gimme punk music
    Gimme gimme sweet music
    Gimme gimme sexy music
    I need your music
    (Ah...Ah...Ah...)

    Hey, ho, let's go!
    Hey, ho, let's go!
    Hey, ho, let's go!
    Let's go to L.A.

    (Redd Kross)
    Crazy people in L.A.
    (Redd Kross)
    Genius people in L.A.
    (Redd Kross)
    Long-haired boys in L.A.
    Oh, I can't explain more

    (Redd Kross)
    Crazy people in L.A.
    (Redd Kross)
    Genius people in L.A.
    (Redd Kross)
    Long haired boys in L.A.
    Oh, please don't ask me more

    Gimme gimme punk music
    Gimme gimme sweet music
    Gimme gimme sexy music
    I need your music
    (Ah...Ah...Ah...)

    Hey, ho, let's go!
    Hey, ho, let's go!
    Hey, ho, let's go!
    Let's go to L.A.

    Taken from http://www.neosplice.com/~ailanto/712.htm with some minor additions/corrections on my part.

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