Tonight the original 1982 line-up of Redd Kross played the “Born Innocent” album for a very lucky sold-out crowd at The Echo. This special show was a benefit to help fellow ex-band member Janet Housden offset her medical expenses after her battle with cancer last year.
Jeff McDonald, Steven Mcdonald, Tracy Lea and Janet Housden played a blistering, super fun set for all of us old punks who grew up listening to Born Innocent (it was like a family reunion tonight). I felt like a rotten punk rock kid all over again. If only we could’ve all gone to The Atomic Cafe afterwards.
Janet bashed the shit out of her drums as the band tore through Redd Kross classics “Linda Blair”, “Charlie”, “Look On Up At the Bottom”, “Solid Gold”, etc. It was a beautiful thing to see our dear friend up there playing with her old bandmates again, cancer-free, obviously having a blast. We love you Janet!