||25 CD (1993) |
Red Red Groovy discography In the early 1990s, Red Red Groovy was touted as the group that could unite 1960s psychedelic music with 1990s dance and club music. But truth be told, 25 is an album that, for the most part, has more to offer from a pop/rock standpoint than from a club standpoint. This album does, to be sure, bring elements of ambient music, house, electronica and trip-hop to 1960s-influenced psychedelic pop/rock. But except for a few tunes -- most notably, "Burning Like the Sun," "The Fabric of Space," and the techno-influenced "Is This Heaven?" -- 25 isn't very danceable. 25 ends up falling short of being a great club album, although it's certainly a great album to sit down and listen to. Red Red Groovy's lush, melodic, atmospheric sound is quite appealing, and Lori Larson's charming vocals are perfect for such retro-psychedelic fare as "Come to Me, Ecstacy," "Suspicion," and the single "Another King of Find." This is a risk-taking, adventurous effort that's well worth exploring. ~ Alex Henderson
Personnel: Brett Edgar (vocals, keyboards, programming); Lori Larson, Jackie Walker (vocals); Thomas Kipp (guitar, bass guitar); Mike Hill, Miles Hill (guitar); Colette Rasch (violin); John O'Brien (percussion); Mike E. Clark (programming).
Recording information: Danger Studio; Igo Ego Studio; Sing Sing Studio.
Photographer: David Crow.
Red Red Groovy: Lori Larson (vocals), Mike Hill (guitar), Brett Edgar (keyboards, programming, vocals).
Additional personnel: Jackie Walker (vocals), Colette Rasch (violin), Thomas Kipp (bass), John O'Brien (percussion), Mike E. Clark (programming).