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The usual suspects?

Posted in red devils with tags , , on February 12, 2014 by J.J.

The usual suspects?

Jutta Härkönen shared this pic she took of The Red Devils from Kungsgatan, Sweden, with Jonny Ray Bartel surrendering. That’s guitarist Zach Zunis fourth from the left.

Jutta does not remember what the occasion was — she did say the band was not in the men’s room! — and we have no confirmed dates for the Devils in Sweden, though surely they have played there.

Given the look in the pic, and Zunis in the lineup, we would guess this was taken in the fall of 1993 or summer of 1994, when we know the band had European tours. By ’95, the band would morph into “Lester and the Devils.”

If anyone has more info, please share in the comments.

Lyrics: “She’s Dangerous” at Pink Pop 1993

Posted in red devils with tags , , , , on February 8, 2014 by J.J.

Here’s a different take on the story “’bout a girl I know and my best friend.”

The live version of “She’s Dangerous” is an insistent rocker, much more aggressive than the stop-time swagger of the definitive “King King” version. In concert, Lester Butler plays with the lyrics, an ever-shifting narrative of who is catching who — and who is getting hit with a baseball bat. This Pink Pop 1993 version is such an example, although there are a couple of lines that we can’t make heads or tails of — then again, Butler probably couldn’t, either. (More after the jump …) Continue reading

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