the days when flannel was in fashion and ‘alternative’
music became the sound of mainstream radio across the country,
a group of friends dared to change the rules where they lived.
Together, Dean Cartwright, Chet Cornman, Scott
Hedeen, Steve Messick and Adam Robinson formed a new type
of punk band. With influences ranging across the spectrum
from the Beatles and early Genesis to DC Hardcore and the
Butthole Surfers, Red Weasel was born.
“It was grunge,” says lead guitarist
Scott Hedeen. Although at the time, nobody knew what “grunge”
was exactly. But in the college town of Salisbury, Maryland,
nearly 3,000 miles from Seattle, Red Weasel was making a noise
all their own for a group of fans hungry for something more
than MTV and radio were force-feeding them.
the late 80’s and early 90’s, Red Weasel played
shows along the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. and appeared
on a few label compilations. Their one and only professional
recording, a 7-song EP titled “Rawlsdeeep,” was
produced by Simon Jacobsen (SOA, The Snakes), a founding member
of the D.C. Hardcore Punk scene.
the early 90’s the band was over, but the legend of
Red Weasel lives on!