Album Review: The Red Paintings - The Revolution is Never Coming


The Revolution is Never Coming • The Red Paintings • The End Records • Producer: Trash McSweeney • Score: 8 out of 10

This 13-song album was five years in the making and largely funded by fans and devotees of TRP the leader’s eclectic art-rock vision. The music is an ambitious blend of neo-classical textures, performance art and rock & roll anarchy. Trash McSweeney addresses songs of nihilism, social ennui and the human condition with raw passion and verve. The result comes off like a cross between Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead and Japanese Kabuki Theater. This is a fresh and dynamic sound that is artistically and philosophically a revolution on many fronts.

– Eric A. Harabadian