Fuzzbomb (7" Single)
SG-020 was Red Dye’s debut, and what a mighty single it was. Released in April of 1995, the two-song 7” had an initial pressing of 600 on (of course) red vinyl. Almost immediately, the noise-pop quartet was getting college radio play and glowing fanzine reviews from coast to coast. The single even garnered praise from larger publications such as Alternative Press and Raygun.
The band quickly followed up with another equally well received 7” on San Francisco- based Candyfloss Records. Now suddenly getting fan mail from as far away as Japan and Australia, Red Dye was officially a buzz band, playing support slots for Julianna Hatfield and Elastica and a slew of other notable acts.
After being courted by several major labels, Red Dye No. 5 signed with New York-based Flip records and recorded a full-length at Fort Apache studios in Cambridge Massachusetts with notable producer Tim O’Heir at the helm. Sadly, the band succumbed to industry clichés, broke up shortly after returning home, and the album was shelved. Bassist James Reader and drummer Scott Frazier would go on to form Dewey Defeats Truman @deweydefeatstrumansd Singer Lisah Nicholson formed AM Vibe.
Twenty years after the break-up, Silver Girl Records released the Fort Apache Sessions on 12” (of course) red vinyl. We have a few remaining copies in stock.
The Fuzzbomb single was released on 4/1/95 in an edition of 600 pressed on red vinyl. A second pressing of 200 copies on black vinyl was released on 8/10/95.
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