Album of the Day
With a love of trash culture and a sound that encompasses hair metal, glam and power-pop, Redd Kross are among L.A. rock's greatest unsung heroes. THIRD EYE was the band's third album of original material and their first for a major label (Atlantic), and the 1990 collection captures the group near its peak. Brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald and guitarist Robert Hecker serve up a wide variety of styles here, and though there's a sense of humor at work on the soundtrack cuts (“1976”), J-pop tributes (“Shonen Knife”), sugary songs (“Bubblegum Factory”) and Alternative charters (“Annie's Gone”) heard here, the trio backs it up with serious musical chops. Packed with hooks and memorable melodies played with joyful abandon, THIRD EYE never blinks.