90s in 90 Days #19: Red Red Meat “Stained & Lit”
I didn’t “get” Red Red Meat’s drugged-out, Stonesy, indie rock at first. I finally had a breakthrough moment in hearing the band when Louise Post and Nina Gordon of Veruca Salt guest D.J.’d the Local Music Showcase.
Louise brought in “Stained & Lit” from “Jimmywine Majestic,” and praised the way the song ramped up its momentum, dark and beautiful all the way as it crashed into the opening line:
“frozen in your headlights
glowing red, she knows you’ll wait”
It’s a powerful song, and as it was for me, a great entry point to one of Chicago’s most satisfyingly unique bands from the 1990s:
90s in 90 Days
Over the course of 90 days (not consecutive, though I’ll try), I’ll be offering up a capsule look at something about Chicago music from the 90s. It could be a radio memory. Thoughts on a song, show, band, or album. Maybe a review aided by hindsight. Whatever it is, it’ll be original content just for this site, and not found in my book.