Gene Taylor, whose fiery boogie woogie and classic blues piano graced decades worth of classic albums and stages around the world, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. According to social media posts from family and friends, Taylor, who lived in Austin, Texas, had been without heat or water for days during the devastating winter storm thisContinue reading “Roll ’em, Gene: Boogie woogie master Gene Taylor dies in Austin, Texas”
Having lived with “King King” for the last 28 years, I believe I know this record better than any other I’ve heard. It gets at least one annual “I’m obsessed with this” turn in the car or earbuds, not to mention all of the other times it crops up on various playlists. We all haveContinue reading “11 favorite moments on ‘King King’”
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”
“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?”
The Red Devils’ story is tangled and troubled, to say the least. That the band has been able to take their show on the road this summer is satisfying for the musicians and fans alike. One Devil is not so lucky. Lester Butler was many things — artist, friend, brother — but he also couldContinue reading “Lester’s legacy”
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.
UPDATED JULY 18 with Willie Nix number. The Red Devils’ backstory includes classic blues, arty punk and the best of California rock ‘n’ roll. Nofightin.com presents this curated mix of “The Roots of The Red Devils.” Some of the songs will be obvious, and others are “in the spirit of” the original Red Devils. ListenContinue reading “#NowPlaying: “The Roots of The Red Devils””
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”
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.
One of the treats hanging out with Mike Flanigin last year was watching vintage Red Devils video live from the King King more than two decades earlier. We watched half of the Nov. 30, 1992, video in his Austin living room. Essentially, we got the DVD commentary from one of the members of The RedContinue reading “Video: Red Devils live at King King Nov. 30, 1992”