Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The Reds

  • The Reds [A&M, 1979] B+

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The Reds [A&M, 1979]
My conscience says to dock this a notch for incipient pretensions and general meaninglessness, but my memory reminds me that despite indecipherable lyrics and a few overblown instrumental passages both sides have provided me with the basic hard rock rush again and again. Signature: high hook over frantic mid-range guitar. B+