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Holy Crap! It's the Tie Reds

by Tie Reds

Loud, fast, and catchy NYC rock & roll group active from 2001-2003. Includes a cover of "Drive Me Crazy" by The Penetrators. Remastered by Jim Diamond.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Terilea
1:36 $0.99
2. Gimme Conversation
2:42 $0.99
3. Mr. Alligator
1:59 $0.99
4. Come On Let's Go
1:43 $0.99
5. Drive Me Crazy
2:59 $0.99
6. Put Up Your Gloves
1:49 $0.99
7. Quiet One
1:54 $0.99
8. Sho' Nuff
2:43 $0.99
9. The New Shot Down
1:51 $0.99
10. Work 'n' Punch
2:18 $0.99
11. Better Than Bread
2:07 $0.99
12. Get It in Your Head
2:44 $0.99
13. Draw a Line for You
3:53 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Tie Reds had a fantastic start. Their first show was at CBGBs appearing after Jesse Malin. Jesse’s friends Green Day were in town promoting “American Idiot” and they came to check out the show. After their set the Tie Reds pumped the crowd -- and the band -- to have Green Day do a late night impromptu set, which they did for 2 hours and one hell of a party. Taking the mic, Billie Joe said “Tie Reds is the best band I’ve ever seen in my entire life.”

Coming up with the name was easy, “What’s one word that sums us up every time we play?”...”Tired, we are always tired.” “Well no one will see a band called The Tired, so how about the Tie Reds?”

Fast forward a bit and there’s a few notable shows; the Black Lips's first show in the New York area (Williamsburg, Brooklyn), or when the drummer getting engaged the night they played with ? and the Mysterians. Sharing the stage with other acts that broke through in some form or another or appearing on WFMU. Their humble “let’s go have fun attitude” eventually led them to become a local favorite. That was their concept -- be a fun happy band, write songs that no matter who you were you’d enjoy.

Things picked up a bit when their manager, Tom Hyland, started to book a lot and founded Dot Dash. If you went to a Dot Dash show you were sure to see some of the best unknown bands of the time, like the Piranhas or the Hunches. But while The Little Killers, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Rogers Sisters, Star Spangles, and other local favorites were getting picked up by labels, Tie Reds never got the chance.

Fast forward 3 years to 2003 when they had their last show and record-release party, giving away 100 CDs of their only (self-funded) release, “Holy Crap it’s the Tie Reds!”, to a packed house. This show was very much the embodiment of the Tie Reds, a first record release/last show party. In fact, the next morning the lead singer/guitarist and the keyboardist boarded a plane to the opposite coast. Making sure the book closed on the band. Or was it?

What you’re about to hear was recorded at Karl Knoop’s house in Breezy Point, NY over a weekend in November 2002. James “Flames” Pitilli recorded, produced, and mixed the original recordings. Now, over 10 years later, the tracks have been remastered by the mighty Jim Diamond of Ghetto Recordings in Detroit. He agreed to pick up the project as his last job before he closed his doors due to lease and rent issues, giving them the justice they deserve and capturing the raw energy that so few have had the opportunity to experience at a live Tie Reds performance.

Tie Reds are:
Dave “Hoops” Hoffmann - Vocals/Guitar
Teri Lea Graves - Keys/Percussion
Alessandra Aliquo - Bass
Nate Red - Drums/Vocals

Cover Art by Brian Hogan



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