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Album Review

On their final album, the Red Rockers abandoned the stripped-down power pop of Good as Gold, adding elements of folk-rock and British new wave. This may have been due to a change in guitarists or the influence of bands like the Alarm and U2. Regardless, Schizophrenic Circus' soaring guitars and harmonies evoked the Byrds circa 1966, particularly on a cover of Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," a song whose message was certainly lost on its audience by 1984. A version of the Hooters' "Blood from a Stone" was more apropos, protesting against taxation and economic stagnation. Of the original songs, nothing here quite measures up to "China," but a few tunes are noteworthy. "Shades of '45" offers a unique view of World War II — from the cockpit of the Enola Gay — a subject rarely broached in pop music. Sonically, "Burning Bridges" recalls Revolver-era Beatles with its lock-step drumming and psychedelic vocal effects. The gorgeous harmonies of "Good Thing I Know Her" reinforce the Byrds comparison. The remaining tunes are musically pleasant, but a bit thin lyrically. Surprisingly, after consecutive solid efforts the Red Rockers disbanded, leaving one to wonder which direction they would have turned. ~ J.P. Ollio, Rovi

Customer Reviews

Who they became

To answer the reviewers question, the Red Rockers direction turned into Cowboy Mouth. That said, this is slick 80`s pop which lacks the originality of the prior album, but is still very enjoyable.


I've loved "China" since I was a kid in '83 but never had a chance to hear anything else; there's four incredible tunes on this album. The guitar, melody, and vocal work are stellar. These guys should have been big-time.

Great Lost 80's Band

I strongly recommend both of their cds. Love them both bought on a whim when I found two albums on one cd. Oh my god, great stuff really. You know China. Try listening to Blood from a Stone and Eve of Destruction. One word - FANTASTIC! Just Like You is great too. One of the best new wave albums that no one knows about.

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