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Year of Release: 2000
Sugar And Spring
As You Do
Food For My Soul
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Once again, we travel to the WSVNRadio Hall of Fame for this week's Album Pick of the Week -- the band Edible Red, lead by lead singer
Claudette McLafferty. Their first release was in 2000, the self-titled EdibleRed. From it, "California" was selected for
Volume 11 of our Hall of Fame series.
Edible Red's first band lineup was formed in 1999: McLafferty (vocals), Tom Papadoatos (drums), Robert Ruiz (bass) and BRian Zipin (guitar).
After 2000, McLafferty and Papadatos remained, as their bandmembers were session players and rotating band members for their second album release,
The Red EP (2001). By 2004, their third release, Beach House Beach Sides included cellist Dave Egar, bassist Marty Osterer, and guitarist
Sean McMechen. By their next release, they were approached by independent record label Select Records president Fred Munao, for a record deal. Their
next album was entitled, Welcome To My Bad Behavior in 2007. Later that year, Dave Eggar left to join Evanescence, as Edible Red then became
a trio with rotating cellists and bass players. In 2009, they won $750.00 from the Discovery Channel show Cash Cab. They were planning on their next
album that year, Alternate Reality Girlfriend, yet the briefly disbanded during the making of this album. McLafferty is the remaining member of
Edible Red, and is currently working on a new album with Streelab producer Mark COZ. In the summer of 2012 Edible Red released a video for the song
"Paralyzed" directed by Vilan Trub, filmed in the lower east side of New York City. As of January, 2013, a remake of OutKast's "Hey Ya"
has been remade, and can be listened to on the Edible Red myspace site.
Edible Red kicks off with "Sugar And Spring" a common Rock and Roll number, with just a spice of punkish rock. "California"
slows down the pace as the leadoff track. "As You Do" is one of those cool-sounding tunes, as it has a mellow sound, and can easily fit in
many radio playlist formats. "Food For My Soul" returns to rocking form, likewise the Pop-sounding "Turnstyle." "Munchyland"
has a little of a laid-back Pop style. "Elevator Man" has a somewhat "Peter Gunn" bassline, as it is mysterious sounding, and catchy.
Edible Red is Pop, but is it really? It's a different kind of Pop, maybe it has some Punkish Pop. (Runaways and other girl groups?) It's
quite an interesting album to listen to. We're proud to have promote Edible Red on our Hall of Fame series.
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