REVIEW: Paul Size tells it like it is on debut solo CD, ‘Can’t Lose Playing The Blues’

On his debut solo album, “Can’t Lose Playing The Blues,” Paul Size dishes out nearly an hour’s worth of diverse, rollicking music that stands as his word on the blues.

‘A rowdy presentation of the blues’ … Dave Lee Bartel in 1992

From the Sept. 3, 1992, Des Moines (Iowa) Register, we get this interview with Dave Lee Bartel. The occasion was a gig the next week, Sept. 9, at the Iowa State State Memorial Union’s Maintenance Shop (“M-Shop”) venue in Ames, Iowa. Tickets reasonably priced at $2 ($3 day of show). Where did the Devils play?Continue reading “‘A rowdy presentation of the blues’ … Dave Lee Bartel in 1992”

Video: Ride With the Devils Tonight

It’s Black Friday in the United States today, but No Fightin’ brings you some rare, unheard Red Devils for free. “Ridin’ in the Moonlight,” “Ride With Your Daddy Tonight,” “Pretty Baby” … whatever you call it, it’s The Red Devils Live at the King King club in Hollywood, California, 28 years ago, Nov. 30, 1992.Continue reading “Video: Ride With the Devils Tonight”

Paul Size, the guitarist and the guitar

You can’t be an “underrated” guitar player if everyone who hears you play is blown away. Paul Size might be underground, but he is never underrated. The mighty Rev. Billy F. Gibbons again touts The Red Devils’ guitarist, this time in a Music Radar story, “The 10 Guitarists Who Blew My Mind”: 8. Paul Size:Continue reading “Paul Size, the guitarist and the guitar”

Can a record change your life?

“Can you believe we are really here?” That was our theme throughout our European adventure. “Can you believe we are in this hotel room with Paul Size?” “Can you believe we are watching ZZ Top in this tennis area?” “Can you believe we are in the middle-of-nowhere, England?” “Can you believe we are in theContinue reading “Can a record change your life?”

Red Devils & ZZ Top fans: Welcome to nofightin.com

For ZZ Top fans and those just discovering The Red Devils for the first time, we’re glad you could make it to nofightin.com. What took you so long? We’ve been here since 2009, cataloging the music and stories of The Red Devils and the late, great Lester Butler. Wander around and find rare music, videosContinue reading “Red Devils & ZZ Top fans: Welcome to nofightin.com”

Eyewitness: Blue Shadows “deadly serious” at the King King

Some of the best stories about The Red Devils come from the people who watched it all go down. Kevin Shattuck was there for Genesis 1: The Blue Shadows 1988 at the King King club.

Red Devils summer calendar filling up

Here are all the dates we have — so far — for The Red Devils June and July across Europe. Solo shows, festivals and an opening stint on ZZ Top’s summer tour mean there are plenty of chances to see the gang in a variety of venues. JUNE 2: Fluor in Amersfoort, The Netherlands JUNE 3:Continue reading “Red Devils summer calendar filling up”