This playlist is a collection of videos of Blonde Redhead when they did an in studio performance at KCRW of Santa Monica College. To be more specific this set of videos is from The Morning Becomes Eclectic show (which I might add, you should probably tune into every once in a while on KCRW.com).
The band formed in 1993 at the height of the Alternative Music scene. It consists of Amedeo and Simone Pace who happen to be twins from Milan Italy. They moved to New York City where they joined forces with Kazu Makino from Japan.
It all started out as an experimental noise band. They had some issues with taking themselves seriously at first; “It took a while until we could admit that we were a band.” They started to get a lot of attention early on in their career because Sonic Youth like them. The lead singer got upset with attention and wished that no one would show up their show. Now come on! Why you going to do shows if you don’t want people coming to them. Oooh we’re too cool for school :)
Their latest sound has jazzy keyboard work. It kind of reminds me of Piero Umiliani mixed with Cibo Matto. The twins have advice with parents of twins: don’t dress them alike!