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The Red Krayola was a psychedelic, avant-garde rock band from Houston, Texas, formed by art students at the University of St. Thomas (Texas) in 1966. The band was led by singer/guitarist and visual artist Mayo Thompson, along with drummer Rick Barthelme. Their work predated punk and the no wave scene in 1970s New York City.

Thompson has continued using the name, in its legally-required permutation The Red Krayola, for his musical projects since.

They make noise rock, psychedelia and… read more

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  • Top guys, I enjoy them so much
  • Their other stuff lives up to God Bless the Red Krayola.... The rest of their career sounds much more like that than like Parable.
  • Does their other stuff live up to Parable of Arable Land?
  • for Red krayola connoisseurs
  • holy shit parable is amazing i gotta check some of their other stuff
  • it maybe wouldn't affect their more-than-solid legacy if they had more people scrobbling their music on, but it would certainly be nice
  • Thinking Fellers definitely belong among the similar artists.
  • Most of the rock bands labelled avant-garde don't fit the bill, but this is definitely an exception. Very good.

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