“Stay Away From Downtown” voted 2nd ‘Coolest Song In The World’ in 2012 by listeners of Little Steven’s Underground Garage.

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Listeners of Little Steven’s Underground Garage have voted “Stay Away From Downtown” by Redd Kross as the 2nd ‘Coolest Song In The World’ for 2012.

1. The Jellybricks – Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide
2. Redd Kross – Stay Away From Downtown
3. Joey Ramone – Rock ‘n’ Roll Is The Answer

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LA Times Review: Redd Kross and the Melvins let some hair fly as the year flips The long-standing punk bands share a stage, pumping energy with differing yet complementary sounds.

logoSmall“It was about a quarter past midnight — 2012 had just gone — when singer and guitarist Jeff McDonald of Los Angeles band Redd Kross burst out with a joyous, simple, one-word declaration that captured the mood at the storied Alexandria in downtown Los Angeles.

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“Yes!” he shouted into the microphone after banging his head and guitar chords through “Blow You a Kiss in the Wind” on early Tuesday morning, well aware of the power that he and his brother Steve’s band had just generated. Performing a double bill with fellow Los Angeles band (and long-ago Atlantic Records label-mates) the Melvins, Redd Kross greeted 2013 with long hair flying and the kind of big, distorted chords, singalong choruses and head-banging ditties that made them one of Los Angeles’ greatest punk bands when they rose from Hawthorne in 1980 alongside kindred spirits Black Flag and Circle Jerks.”

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“Stay Away From Downtown” makes the A.V. Club’s favorite songs of 2012 list.

This week’s question is a simple one: What was your favorite song of 2012?

Jason Heller
I gave Researching The Blues, the latest album by L.A. punk survivor Redd Kross, a decent grade in my A.V. Club review back in August. But if I’d only been judging the album’s best song, “Stay Away From Downtown,” it would have blown the top off the grading scale. Immaculately crafted, leanly muscled, and sparkling with jangle, the instant power-pop anthem sums up everything the McDonald brothers have been aiming for with Redd Kross since the band’s 1982 debut,Born Innocent. The McDonalds aren’t kids anymore, but they bottle the lightning of wild-in-the-streets youth in “Stay Away From Downtown.” The song’s euphoric, Kiss-adoring video doesn’t hurt.

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Amoeba Live Exclusive MP3 Available Now – Plus Watch the Full Redd Kross In Store Performance @ Amoeba Records, Hollywood!

For those of you in need of a live Redd Kross fix, you can now watch the entire August 28th in store performance from Amoeba in Hollywood, CA!

“Redd Kross played at Amoeba Hollywood on August 28. Steven McDonald mixed the recording & we are proud to present one of our best shows of 2012.” – Amoeba.com

You can also purchase an exclusive Live At Amoeba MP3
of “Researching The Blues”
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