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The Radishes

The Radishes - Riot (Independently released CD EP, Punk rock/pop)
Fast loud snotty punk rock that reminds us of a cross between The Dickies and The Dead Boys...but with a much more modern overall vibe. This is a short little EP. These five tracks whiz by in about 13 minutes...but in that amount of time the guys in The Radishes make their point loud and clear. The band is comprised of Paul Stinson (vocals, guitar, piano), John Dumont (bass), Jason Fessel (guitar), and Randy Leasure (drums). All five of these tracks are cool hard rockers: "Last Call," "Blood Stains," "Jackals," Gotta Gun," and "Hot." A totally fun upbeat experience. These guys must put on one helluva show...
Babysue review of “Riot” (1/13)

“Once in a while, a band will release music that will reaffirm, and connect you, to that elusive belief of what makes great art. You know, those classic albums/songs (some of them of our own astute opinion) that hold a cherished place in our music collection. For me, after hearing The Radishes: Strychnine EP it's already occupying that hallowed ground.” I-94 Bar (4/08)

“The group’s title track is a brawny, ballsy and brazing rock tune that sounds like it came from the streets of New York, namely the same streets The New York Dolls once roamed.” - Pop Matters review of Strychnine EP (7/08)

“On their debut album Good Machine, The Radishes bring the sweat. It oozes out of ‘Suicide’ and into your hips. Their best cuts seem to have been sliced from the rock meat shared by Thin Lizzy and Motorhead, adding a touch of punk spice.” – Tripwire (11/07)

“Snotty heavy punk. Dead Boys, Gorilla Biscuits. Good for picking up slutty Jersey girls.” – Hybrid Magazine (12/07)

The Radishes =
Paul Stinson - vox, guitar
John Dumont – bass
Jason Fessel – guitar
Randy Leasure - drums

The Radishes are a San Francisco based band with a sound that has been described as Nirvana meets Motorhead. Other influences include such high-energy units as The White Stripes, The Stooges, The Hives, Scratch Acid, and the Hellacopters, with hooky, angular guitar lines, ferocious vocals, and unique, darkly ironic songwriting.

After working with legendary underground bassist Paul Barker (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Lard, etc.), drummer Rey Washam (Ministry, Scratch Acid, Rapeman) and Wayne Kramer of the MC5 on the 2008 EP “Strychnine,” the band took a hiatus for several years. During that time, lead Radish Paul Stinson worked on several other projects, including Sugar Knives and, most recently, The Stripminers (with Brett A of the Donnas and DJ Bonebrake from X). But in 2011 The Radishes started playing and recording again, leading to the 2012 EP “Riot” with an all-new, rocking lineup featuring John Dumont (bass), Jason Fessel (guitar), and Randy Leasure (drums).