Show World

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Show World
Show World.jpg
Studio album by
Redd Kross
ReleasedFebruary 11, 1997
GenreAlternative rock
LabelMercury Records
This Way Up Records[1]
ProducerRedd Kross, Chris Shaw[2]
Redd Kross chronology
Phaseshifter
(1993)
Show World
(1997)
Researching the Blues
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyA[5]
MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide3.5/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork7.7/10[2]

Show World is an album by rock band Redd Kross, released in 1997.[7][8][9]

Three singles were issued in the U.K.: "Get Out of Myself," "Mess Around," and "Secret Life." The U.S. promotional singles were "Stoned," "Get Out of Myself," and "Mess Around."

Critical reception[edit]

AllMusic called the album "yet more fun from a band who dedicates themselves to a smart good time."[3] Entertainment Weekly wrote that "in the hands of Redd Kross, bubblegum, glam, and old-school Brit pop sound thoroughly modern and, well, absolutely groovy."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pretty Please Me" (cover of song by The Quick)
  2. "Stoned"
  3. "You Lied Again"
  4. "Girl God"
  5. "Mess Around"
  6. "One Chord Progression"
  7. "Teen Competition"
  8. "Follow The Leader"
  9. "Vanity Mirror"
  10. "Secret Life"
  11. "Ugly Town"
  12. "Get Out Of Myself"
  13. "Kiss The Goat"
  14. "Sick Love" (hidden track)

Personnel[edit]

  • Vicki Berndt – photography
  • Marina Chavez – photography
  • Nick DiDia – engineer
  • John Ewing, Jr. – engineer
  • Gere Fennelly – keyboards
  • Brian Kehew – engineer, string arrangements
  • Eddie Kurdziel – guitar
  • Jeff McDonald – guitar, vocals
  • Steve McDonald - bass
  • David Nottingham – engineer
  • Redd Kross – producer
  • Brian Reitzell – percussion, drums
  • Steve Rooke – mastering
  • Tannis Root – design
  • Chris Shaw – producer, engineer, mixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Popular Uprisings". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. February 22, 1997 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b "Redd Kross: Red Cross EP / Phaseshifter / Show World". Pitchfork.
  3. ^ a b "Show World - Redd Kross | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 6: MUZE. p. 814.CS1 maint: location (link)
  5. ^ a b "Show World". EW.com.
  6. ^ MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink Press. 1999. p. 927.
  7. ^ "Redd Kross | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  8. ^ Kopp, Bill. "Redd Kross albums get a helping hand from Third Man Records". Goldmine Magazine: Record Collector & Music Memorabilia.
  9. ^ Buckley, Peter (December 28, 2003). "The Rough Guide to Rock". Rough Guides – via Google Books.