“They took the stuff of the earth—-rootsy music, based in blues and folk and classic rock interpretations of same—-and smashed it with technology.”—-Pitchfork
Chicago’s Red Red Meat released three albums on Sub Pop in the middle 1990s (and a self-titled album before that on their own Perishable Records). The band called it quits in 1997, its principals heading off in their own, frequently inter-related directions. Singer/guitarist/primary songwriter Tim Rutili and percussionist Ben Massarella formed Califone, bassist Tim Hurley formed Sin Ropas, and drummer/producer Brian Deck went on to become a full-time music producer, working with bands including Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine, Califone, and the Fruit Bats.
“In the ‘90s Red Red Meat was poised for world domination with a distinctively acid-stained, unhurried take on blues/roots music—-snazzily produced for record by its drummer, Brian Deck. But even with a cohesive and accessible album like 1995’s Bunny Gets Paid, RRM remained a cult act during the postgrunge heyday.”—-Time Out Chicago (Jul. 2008)
Red Red Meat’s third full-length record, 1995’s Bunny Gets Paid has been out of print and unavailable for the past several years. In a recent reassessment of Red Red Meat’s catalog on Pitchfork, Managing Editor Mark Richardson commented, “Having lived with these records for a decade plus now, I can say with confidence that this is Red Red Meat’s best by far. It’s one of the best pure rock records of the 1990s, actually, though it’s not exactly pure.”
In this deluxe edition, the original album has been re-mastered by Red Red Meat’s own Brian Deck and is accompanied by a 7-song 2nd disc of alternate, demo and single versions of album tracks, plus b-sides, covers and a…
Red Red Meat’s third full-length record, 1995’s Bunny Gets Paid has been out of print and unavailable for the past several years. And, while that’s a genuine shame on…
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- Promo Photo - Red Red Meat b&w 1 (Jim Newberry)
- Promo Photo - Red Red Meat b&w 1 w/o border (Jim Newberry)
- Promo Photo - Red Red Meat b&w airport (Jim Newberry)
- Promo Photo - Red Red Meat live (Jeff Economy)