• First time ever on CD
• Fully digitally re-mastered
• Full-color 12-page booklet
• Includes lyrics, photos & essay
• Cover artwork by Steve Cobb
• Limited to 500 copies worldwide
REDD BARRON was formed in February of 1987, in Romeoville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Brian Lee (vocals) and Pete Alvarez (guitars), friends since their school days, formed the band with the intent of writing and performing the music they loved, classic metal. Rod Gardner (drums) and Rick Tampier (bass) rounded out the original lineup. After establishing themselves as a top Chicago live act they added guitarist Greg Eichelberger.
After recording and releasing a 4 song self-titled cassette with the original lineup, they re-entered the studio in the winter of 1989 to record “The Barron’s Here to Rock.” The 6 song cassette was released in March of 1990.
Soon after the release, the band replaced Rick with Dave Van Ham. This became the classic lineup. The band continued to play the Chicago area, opening for bands such as Armored Saint, Helix, and Blue Oyster Cult, as well as headline most of the major Chicagoland venues. During this time the band also wrote many songs that have still yet to be recorded, although there are videos of live performances of several of them.
In the winter of 1990, the band replaced Dave with bassist Frank Masterson. The band continued to play and write for the next two years until it began to fragment. They had a very brief season with several other musicians before hanging it up near the end of 1993.
FOR FANS OF: Scorpions, UFO, Fifth Angel, Leatherwolf, Banshee, Malice & Dokken
01. The Barron's Here to Rock
02. Dow Jones
03. Too Good to be Forgotten
04. Living Our Life for Rock
06. Redd Barron - Blind Date
07. Burning Cities
09. Search for Love
10. Kill or Be Killed