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. A true lost masterpiece of early ’80s garage-pop, impossible to find for many years, at last available again with a new pressing, but without the booklet that accompanied the red vinyl version,( therefore this new press is a lot cheaper).
“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.