OOP Corner: Red Forty - Discography

Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 by Fashion Munx in Labels: , ,

If you've ever listened to Lucero (alt. country band, not the Spanish singer) chances are you've heard their cover of Jawbreaker's "Kiss The Bottle". While there is some pretty bad Jawbreaker covers out there this is one of the better ones in my opinion. However, if you looked to Lucero's music for any influence you probably wouldn't find much. Imagine if they were though? Well you don't really have to because between 1994 and 1996, Lucero front-man Ben Nichols played in the Jawbreaker influenced pop punk band Red Forty (sometimes written as Red 40).

Although he was much younger back then Nichols still could craft a pretty damn good tune and I'm sure a number of these songs will trap your attention with their solid riffs and catchy hooks. While there have been a lot of bands that have taken cues from the East Bay trio over time it is fun to hear a slight country twang and context of Little Rock creep into this style of music over the course of Discography. This and all of their material is way out of print but one of Besides Asides readers was kind enough to give me a high quality 320/kbps rip of album, so hopefully even if you already have this you can replace the shitty 128/192 rips that are floating around with this. Enjoy!