Seeing Red – TV Degeneration [1993]

seeing redCountry Scotland          Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 78/100

Band Members
Angie Cobb – Vocals, Dall Philip – Bass # 8, Steve Brown – Guitars,Bass # 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Terry O’Sullivan – Drums

Tracks
01. Friend (4:37), 02. Heartland (4:23), 03. Trouble Again (4:40), 04. Nothing Lasts (5:48), 05. Sooner Or Later (3:53), 06. Little People (4:05), 07. Something For Nothing (4:58), 08. Lost Without Your Love (5:26), 09. Close My Eyes (3:30), 10. Keep The Fire Burning (4:28), 11. Take Me On (4:47)

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Profile It all started in 1987 after Steve had come back from a European tour with his Anarcho-punk band Political Asylum. Looking to form a metal band he found Angie. Many bass players, drummers, one second guitarist and one keyboard player later we have the line up that has reformed now.

Dues dutifully paid, travelling in the back of transits up and down the country, meeting lots of great lifetime friends (now families) along the way. Seeing Red’s musical milestones started with being asked to write and record an ident for the new Edinburgh Rock Show on Radio Forth, hosted by DJ Mike Sword. This was recorded during the same sessions for their first demos at Pier House Studios in Edinburgh with producer Ian Beveridge. The outstanding Follower was the main track laid down in those sessions.

This led to a management deal with EMI tour manager Paul Naylor who got a few good breaks for the band although unfortunately no major recording or publishing deals were forthcoming. Paul released the band’s first single (on 7″ vinyl and cassette folks!) — a double A-side “Little People” / “Angel”. Recorded at Jimmy Page’s studios The Mill in Berkshire. Paul also managed to get the band a slot on The James Whale Show on ITV in November 1991 to tie in with the single’s release. Earlier in 1991 Seeing Red played what would be their most prestigious gig at the Marquee in London.

TV DEGENERATION album was produced by Ian Beveridge in 1992. Ian had recorded our first demos at Pier House and had become a good mate by this time. In between he had been doing live sound for Nirvana, a hefty namedrop! Still happy with the album these days. Steve guitar style is likened to Alex Lifeson and Terry O’Sullivan’s drumming takes a big nod to Neil Peart. The music itself is a lot more mainstream than their heroes, but nonetheless the musicianship is superb. Angie’s voice has been compared to many classic rock singers.

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