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Red Krayola

Red Krayola (formerly The Red Crayola) was a psychedelic experimental rock band from Houston, Texas, formed by art students at theUniversity of St. Thomas (Texas) in 1966. The band was led by singer/guitarist and visual artist Mayo Thompson, along with drummer FrederickBarthelme (brother of novelist Donald Barthelme) and Steve Cunningham. Their work prefigured punk, post-punk, indie rock and the no wavescene in 1980s New York City.

They made noise rock, psychedelia and occasionally folk/country songs and instrumentals in a DIY fashion, an approach that presaged the lo-fiaesthe ...read more

Red Krayola (formerly The Red Crayola) was a psychedelic experimental rock band from Houston, Texas, formed by art students at theUniversity of St. Thomas (Texas) in 1966. The band was led by singer/guitarist and visual artist Mayo Thompson, along with drummer FrederickBarthelme (brother of novelist Donald Barthelme) and Steve Cunningham. Their work prefigured punk, post-punk, indie rock and the no wavescene in 1980s New York City.

They made noise rock, psychedelia and occasionally folk/country songs and instrumentals in a DIY fashion, an approach that presaged the lo-fiaesthetic of many 1990s US indie rock groups. Reviewing the band has produced conflicted results - in an extremely positive review fromPitchfork Media, critic Alex Lindhardt wrote "It's a band that has no idea how to play its instruments. In fact, they don't even know whatinstruments are, or if the guitarist has the ability to remain conscious long enough to play whatever it is a 'note' might be." He added, "This is aband that was paid ten dollars to stop a performance in Berkeley. If Berkeley's not having it, you know you're in for rough sledding..

Thompson has continued using the name, in its legally required permutation The Red Krayola, for his musical projects since. « hide

Similar Bands: The 13th Floor Elevators, Pere Ubu, Mayo Thompson, The Fall, Red Krayola with Art and Language

LPs
Introduction
2006

3.5
1 Votes
Fingerpainting
1999

2.5
1 Votes
Hazel
1996

3.5
1 Votes
Coconut Hotel
1995

4
1 Votes
The Red Krayola
1994

2.5
1 Votes
Malefactor, Ade
1989

2
1 Votes
Three Songs on a Trip to the United States
1983

3
1 Votes
Soldier-Talk
1979

3
1 Votes
God Bless the Red Krayola and All Who Sail With It
1968

4
11 Votes
The Parable of Arable Land
1967

4
50 Votes
EPs
Red Gold
2006

Blues, Hollers and Hellos
2000

Amor and Language
1995

Live Albums
Live 1967
1998

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