Nervous John wrote:Okay, I got into Red Red Meat backwards; I got into Califone and then sought out the Red Red Meat stuff.
I kind of avoided Red Red Meat when they were in their prime because of their (admittedly loose) connection with Smashing Pumpkins.
The first (and only) time I saw Red Red Meat was opening up for Smashing Pumpkins (92 maybe 93?). I remember thinking damn that guy is really tall, so Glenn must have still been in the band. That was also the last time I saw the Smashing Pumpkins play becuase Corgan threw a temper tantrum on stage about 5 songs in then walked away. 5 songs was all they played! I was really glad I didn't pay to get in or I would have been pissed. So unfortunatley my only memory of the Red Red Meat show I saw is of Corgan being a whiney bitch.
Then many years later a freind came back from touring with Red Red Meat and Rex. He had a tape of this incredible stuff called Loftus. I couldn't get enough of it, but then the tape got lost. So I started to listen Rex to fill the void left by the lost loftus tape. I kept searching for the official release to no avail. Finaly I found it at the Perishable Records website a few years later. I bought the first Califone EP then Sin Ropas from them shortly afterwards.
That stuff was so good I started getting my hands on Red Red Meat. So I guess to make a short story too long, I got into RRM way ass backwards. Now I could really kick myself for being out of town when the Grifters/Rex/Red Red Meat tour hit here. I have been told by many that that was one hell of a show.