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RATS – “In A Desperate Red ” LP


Water Wing Records

Red vinyl, includes booklet and poster. 2019

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The Rats – “In A Desperate Red ” LP

The Rats were Portland (USA) post-punk legends fronted by the late Fred Cole, best known for Dead Moon, and then more recently Pierced Arrows (with the Defiance/Severed Head Of State drummer, Kelly Halliburton). Originally released in 1983, In A Desperate Red is essentially an earlier version of Dead Moon with a poppier new-wave/art-punk dynamic. Not suprisingly, Wipers are obvious bed-fellows, and I can imagine a young Wayne Cole absorbing this album as an influence for the early Flaming Lips LPs. A true lost masterpiece of early ’80s garage-pop, impossible to find for many years, at last available again with the addition of an impressive 40 page book (thus the high price). “OK, I don’t think I am exaggerating when I say this is just one of the greatest records of all time…. So good, it hurts. Kill me.” – M.R.R.

In A Desperate Red by The Rats

Additional information

Weight .4 kg
Dimensions 36 × 34 × 1 cm