Thursday, February 11, 2010

Posted by Jake |
Redscare was a female fronted hardcore band that Dave Farrell (Both Hands Broken) played bass in in the mid '90s. Like the BHB post, this post includes a Redscare write-up by Dave, photos, fliers and download links to their songs. Enjoy. - Jake


There's not really much to tell about the Redscare years. It was around '96 to '99 off and on. We were just four friends who practiced in a bedroom with Star Wars wallpaper and huge amps. We were Gilman faves for a while and played a handful of other East Bay dumps. We had no ambition. We never sold merch. It was actually a fun side project for Greg and I as we were in other active bands at the time, me in Both Hands Broken and Greg in Uranium 9 Volt. Elizabeth (guitar/vocals) and Greg (guitar/vocals) are siblings and Cary (drums) is her close friend. I think they were both 16 at the time.

We were all vegan and shared an affinity for particularly evil music like Neurosis, At The Gates, Initial State. I was the only one in the band who wasn't straight edge, although no one ever claimed it or anything.


Because of our sound, we always got booked with crust-punk bands. We always thought it was funny, in would come these relatively clean cut kids with our huge amps and just blow the place out. Greg and Elizabeth played a few shows with Marshall full-stacks and I had 2 Ampeg SVT's with 2 8X10 cabs.

Sometimes at practice, one of us would play and the rest of us would run down the street and see how far away you could hear it. Haha. Right after cooking up 15 bean soup and falafel. Oh to be young again.


We recorded some songs over the years. Only one was ever released on a split 7" called Artificial Something. The last songs we recorded are up on our myspace page. It's www.myspace.com/redscareoakland.

Thanks for caring!

- Dave








3 comments:

XemonerdX said...

Hadn't heard of em before, but sounds great! Thanxxx for sharing...

xbojanx said...

Sounds good, I like this part "We were all vegan and shared an affinity for particularly evil music..." ;))

thuglifebaldwin said...

there was another red scare around at the same time from tennessee, they had records on level plane and parology and sounded similar to shotmaker