A breakdown of the various compilations that featured The Red Devils.
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‘King King’ a favorite of these Canadian reviewers
Three 1993 Canadian album reviews (plus one bonus Scottish review) are colorful, and effusive in their praise of “King King.”
‘King King’ at 30: 1992’s underground blues classic
In the final #KingKingXXX post, we put The Red Devils’ “King King” into 1992 context: The underground blues album for the grunge era.
Happy birthday ‘King King’!
Happy 30th birthday to The Red Devils’ “King King,” July 28, 1992. #KingKingXXX
The Red Devils throw dirt on ‘Def’ in 1993
“It died of terminal acceptance”: How The Red Devils became the house band at one of the strangest funerals ever.
25 years of ‘King King’
On this day in 1992, The Red Devils’ debut album, “King King,” was released on Def American Records. The party will be on tonight as the reunited Red Devils open for ZZ Top at 3 Arena, Dublin, Ireland.
The death of Def, 1993
A couple of articles in the Los Angeles Times give a little detail of the “Ciao Def” party Aug. 27, 1993, which featured The Red Devils as entertainment at the “funeral.” And with the funeral, Rubin’s Def American became American Recordings . (“King King” was issued as Def American 9 26795-2 and American 65660.) [EDIT:Continue reading “The death of Def, 1993”
13 years later: Another look at “13 featuring Lester Butler”
“When you’re talking about blues, you’re talking about storytelling. … You have to bring something to the table. You have to have a story to tell.” 13 years ago tonight, Lester Butler and his gang took the stage at the Bar Deluxe in Hollywood to celebrate the release of the album “13 featuring Lester Butler.”Continue reading “13 years later: Another look at “13 featuring Lester Butler””
Rubin bio gives hints of producer at work
Simply calling Rick Rubin a “producer” misses what has made him such an important modern musical figure: He has been a guru, shaman, caretaker, curator, therapist and friend for many artists, coaxing some to produce their greatest music ever. What he does simply cannot be reproduced. Using already-published interviews as a backbone, author Jake BrownContinue reading “Rubin bio gives hints of producer at work”
Christmas came a little early here at nofightin.com, thanks to some cool memorabilia shared by Andrew Rackauskas. Rackauskas, who tells us he ran a ’90s fanzine called Spinal Column (his 13 review can be found on Jasper Heikens’ site), sent us an e-mail, relating stories about seeing the Devils every week at Jack’s Sugar ShackContinue reading “Show souvenirs”