Tuesday, August 14, 2012

early Blonde Redhead

Blonde Redhead are one of Portopia's favorite bands. Sometime in 1995 we were walking around a park in the suburbs of south Jersey and met a couple of girls there and started talking about music. Sonic Youth were our favorites at the time and they said "if you like Sonic Youth you will love Blonde Redhead." So the next time we went to the record store, i picked up a copy of "La Mia Vita Violenta" which had just been released. Those girls were right. However, our fascination with Sonic Youth waned in the coming years and Blonde Redhead would continue to hold our interest for the next 17 and beyond. Whenever i hear songs like "UFO" i am instantly transported back to 1995, and it still sounds fresh. Timeless music. i remember going to their shows in Philadelphia back in those days at venues like the TLA and the Trocadero. There was such an explosive energy. We would play nothing but Blonde Redhead for weeks ahead of the shows in anticipation. So for old times...here are a few of my favorites from "La Mia Vita Violenta" 

One thing i admire about them is their ability to change through time. This one is from their last album in 2010 "Penny Sparkle." Quite different from the "Jewel" style, but still great. 

Blonde Redhead discography:

1995 - Blonde Redhead

1995 - La Mia Vita Violenta

1997 - Fake Can Be Just As Good

1998 - In an Expression of the Inexpressible 

2000 - Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons

2000 - Melody Citronique

2004 - Misery is a Butterfly

2006 - The Secret Society of Butterflies

2007 - 23

2010 - Penny Sparkle

1 comment:

  1. here is a full show they played in 97. sound quality isnt the greatest, but i'm so happy someone was there to capture this.