Red Devils at Red Rocks, 93/94

The Red Devils performed two times at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the famous Colorado open-air venue built into a rock formation. Most famous (for guys my age, at least) for an iconic performance by U2 for 1983’s “Under a Blood Red Sky,” Red Rocks hosts concerts regularly. From the now-defunct Rocky Mountain News in Denver: “TheContinue reading “Red Devils at Red Rocks, 93/94”

Classic Rock: Fear and loathing in The Red Devils

From their amazing music to the devastating effects of drugs, The Red Devils’ story is told this month in a compelling piece by writer Paul Rees in the new issue of Classic Rock Magazine. Issue #195, with Queen on the cover, is out in the UK and in digital editions now. Rees has done aContinue reading “Classic Rock: Fear and loathing in The Red Devils”

Welcome to

For those coming to this site for the first time, welcome to We have been here since 2009, cataloging the short but stellar career of The Red Devils and Lester Butler. Wander around and find rare music, videos and reviews, and meet other fans — and some of the musicians who made the records weContinue reading “Welcome to”

Lyrics: “She’s Dangerous” at Pinkpop 1993

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 whoContinue reading “Lyrics: “She’s Dangerous” at Pinkpop 1993″

1992: Red Devils find the Size that fits

Very nice article from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the early days of Paul Size in the band. RED DEVILS FIND THE SIZE THAT FITS by Dave Ferman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Sept. 11, 1992 Texas-born blues guitarist Paul Size readily will admit that he’s been real lucky so far in his musical career. Born in DallasContinue reading “1992: Red Devils find the Size that fits”

1998 Bolwerk, Sneek: Butler plays blues the way it should be

From our friend Feelgood comes this story about 13’s Jan. 30, 1998, gig at Bolwerk, videos of which are available on YouTube. Nothing groundbreaking here, but a fine read nonetheless. More accurate translations are appreciated. LESTER BUTLER PLAYS BLUES THE WAY IT SHOULD BE by Jacob Haagsma, Leeuwarder Courant Jan. 20, 1998 SNEEK — From PinkpopContinue reading “1998 Bolwerk, Sneek: Butler plays blues the way it should be”

Red Devils at Mall of America 1993

The Red Devils’ travels as the house band for Planet Hollywood openings in the ’90s took them all over the world — including a giant mall in Bloomington, Minn. From the Dec. 11, 1993, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: It will be megastar time again when the seventh Planet Hollywood opens tomorrow night — in a megamallContinue reading “Red Devils at Mall of America 1993”

‘King King’ released on 180 gram limited red vinyl

“King King” is getting the deluxe packaging treatment for its 20th anniversary after all, thanks to Dutch boutique label Music On Vinyl. This marks the first time The Red Devils’ “King King” has been released on vinyl and, apparently, Music On Vinyl is giving the record the reissue treatment it deserves. From Their onlyContinue reading “‘King King’ released on 180 gram limited red vinyl”

‘King King’ reissue coming Tuesday

According to several websites, “King King” is set for reissue this Tuesday, Jan. 31, by Universal Import. For instance, the U.S. website lists “King King” as an import at $29.50, with a Tuesday release date. We’ve not been able to find any information about this release. From our vantage point, it looks like aContinue reading “‘King King’ reissue coming Tuesday”