The Gotobeds

The Gotobeds

The Gotobeds

Definitely Not a Redd Kross EP

Chunklet Industries

Pittsburgh-bred post-punkers The Gotobeds have never been ones to shy away from acknowledging their influences. The ramshackle foursome named themselves after Wire drummer Robert “Gotobed” Grey. Their second full-length and first Sub Pop release, Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic is, obviously, a play on the Red Hot Chili Peppers breakout album. Curiously, “Fucking Machine” from The Gotobeds’ debut album starts with one bar of the main beat from C+C Music Factory’s hit “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” before heading into a breezy and somewhat atonal riff.

So, it’s fitting that The Gotobeds recreated Redd Kross’ self-titled debut EP. Like the cult punks’ original 1980 release, Definitely Not a Redd Kross EP, clocks in at just over six minutes. The straightforward opener, “Cover Band” is the longest track – coming in at just under a minute and a half. Although staying faithful to the original EP, The Gotobeds’ version features better production and deeper vocals. (Case in point: The Gotobeds’ “Annette’s Got the Hits” is smoother than the jumpy original). But make no mistake; Definitely Not a Redd Kross EP still retains the same bratty feel as the actual Redd Kross EP.

In addition to Redd Kross’ EP being out of print, so is the limited edition release of Definitely Not a Redd Kross EP. All 200 copies of The Gotobeds’ 7″ are sold out. You can, however, still stream the tracks. Was manufacturing 200 physical copies a ploy? Nah. The Gotobeds just wanted to avoid potential legal trouble. Since forming in 2009, The Gotobeds have done most things with a wink and a nod. They’re sarcastic without being pretentious, making them a perfect fit to pay tribute to Redd Kross.

thegotobeds.bandcamp.com

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Summerland
    Summerland

    In rural England, a cranky woman bonds with and evacuee boy and uncovers a strange connection to her past.

  • Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations
    Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations

    These geniuses of early comedy finally get the presentation they are due in this Blu-ray edition.

  • Four-Letter Words
    Four-Letter Words

    No need to worry about offending delicate sensibilities with this playlist. We’re not talking about profanity, so just take the title at face value.

  • A Genesis In My Bed
    A Genesis In My Bed

    Former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett shares his life story in his story in an engaging and honest memoir. Reading his story feels like hanging out with a friend who’s interested in sharing how he felt living these experiences.

  • The Jayhawks
    The Jayhawks

    XOXO (Sham/Thirty Tigers). Review by Jeremy Glazier.

  • 18 to Party
    18 to Party

    When you’re in 8th grade, sneaking into a bar is way cooler than it is when you’re 40.

  • Adam
    Adam

    A pregnant woman finds a home in Casablanca.

  • 2020 on Fire
    2020 on Fire

    Sound Salvation takes on current events with a playlist addressing the current fight for racial and social justice in America and the battles playing out in the streets in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.

  • Pokey Lafarge
    Pokey Lafarge

    Rock Bottom Rhapsody (New West Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.

  • Landfall
    Landfall

    Cecilia Aldarondo takes a look at Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

From the Archives