here for hi res artwork
redesign by Stephen
the summer of 2002, Steven came up with
the idea to do an art experiment by adding bass
to 2 White Stripes songs and sharing them
with Redd Kross fans via the internet.
The overwhelmingly positive response inspired him to cover
the entire "White
Blood Cells" record. Word spread quickly over
the internet and soon press such as Entertainment
Media, the NY Times, BB Gun to
name but a few ran articles about "Redd Blood
Cells." Check out the animated explaination
of the project, and at Creative Commons.
The original intent was to post 2 songs per week, and it would
all be over within a 2 month span of time; however the popularity
of this art project has made us decide to archive at least part
of it on www.ReddKross.com since so many people still come to
the site looking for it.
We've decide to leave Steven's diary
and comments as he worked on the record, and a few artifacts
that happened along the way. If you are looking for the actual
MP3's, in honor with keeping with the original intent, they
are no longer available here ... check music and file sharing
services and good luck. The online CD was downloaded over
60,000 times, so there's a good chance you will be able to
find them out there.
Thank you to everyone who supported Redd Blood Cells,
as well as the curiosity seekers. We hope you enjoy this digital
many ways, this online-only album lives up to the dream
that music fans originally had for the internet. It
is an example not just of a musician delivering work
directly to his fans, but also of performers bending
the rules for the sake of art."
- Neil Strauss, The New York Times
THANK YOU TO THE
FOR SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT.
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