Red Eyed Legends
It would be a real shame if you were to not hear RED EYED LEGENDS. Yes it’s awkward and uncomfortable, yet it is somehow strangely compelling. Then it again, that’s the way singer/guitarist CHRIS THOMSON likes it. If the name doesn’t sound familiar, its probably cause you’re lame.
If you do recognize the name its because you must have some kind of love/hate relationship with Chris’ iconoclastic over the top punk vocal stylings which are featured prominently on records by DISCHORD‘s CIRCUS LUPUS and TOUCH AND GO’s MONORCHID, and SKULL KONTROL. Add to the mix the keyboard/guitar and vocals of KIKI YABLON who adds her garage riffs and farfisa stops to the RED EYED LEGENDS new wavey punk rock stew. It should be noted that Kiki is a guitar iconoclast in her own right as a former guitar player for Chicago’s THE DISHES. JASON DUMMELDINGER is the bass player, who looks nothing like JOHN ENTWHISTLE, but his bass playing certainly resembles his. The boom and bombast is again a nice counter to the whirling keyboards and rudimentary guitar licks. And rounding out quartet is PAUL JOHN HIGGINS, whose jazz refined drumming is the only kind of drumming that would make sense.