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Ridel High are a mid 1990s American power pop band formed in Los Angeles by lead singer and songwriter Kevin Ridel. Kevin Ridel was the lead singer for Avant Garde which featured Rivers Cuomo of Weezer.
Ridel High was named in tribute to both singer/bassist Kevin Ridel and the school featured in the movie Grease. The band were a big part of the 1990s LA Scene playing with such LA bands as That Dog, Chopper One, Supersport 2000, Size 14, Summercamp, and Silver Jet.
The band formed in 1995 out of the ashes of Kevin Ridel's former band Lunchbox. Lunchbox songs such as "Winona Ryder" and "As If The Sky Were On Fire" went on to become Ridel High songs. Ridel High's first album was Hi-Scores, which was produced by Lagwagon singer Joey Cape and released by independent label My Records in 1997.
In 1998, Ridel High signed to major label A&M Records, who reissued and retitled Hi-Scores as Emotional Rollercoaster. The album's only single was "Self Destructive," whose music video was directed by Devo member Gerald Casale. Coincidentally, Ridel High covered the Devo song "Blockhead" for the 1997 tribute album We are Not Devo.
After the band split in 1999, they self released Recycle Bin, which featured previously unreleased songs and songs that were recorded for their third album. Some of these songs such as "Winona Ryder" and "As If The Sky Were On Fire" had started out as Lunchbox songs, the band Kevin Ridel started before Ridel High were formed.
- Monsters Under Your Bed
- Galaxy Girl
- Mouthful Of You
- Another Song About Lying
- Places People Hide Their Money
- As If The Sky Were On Fire
- Her Perspective From My Perspective
- Self Destructive
- Battleship Gray
- Look At Me Now