Drednex

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Drednex

History

Drednex was one of the bigger punk bands on the scene in Cedar Falls (1984-1988). They evolved out of a progression of bands that began with The Beveragemen and transformed into The Acoustic Hiatus and Cul-de-Sac of Fear. When the Drednex formed, the early reggae/dub influence was dropped in favor of a more straight-ahead sound influenced by punk. Their songs were often political and anti-militaristic yet could also humorous and ironic.

They played many local shows at Dean's Parkade Lounge and Steb's, and also toured around the state, playing with other punk bands from Iowa City and Des Moines such as Stiff Legged Sheep and Horny Genius.

In 1986, following their debut release, co-op, vocalist Paul Stanard, who was also an influential DJ at KUNI left the band to move to San Francisco. He was replaced with Ed Ware, an art student, skater, and musician living in Waverly who was active in solo projects such as Triple-F-20 and Artificial Limb Embrace. The Drednex released one additional cassette, No Class Project before disbanding in 1988.

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1984

1985

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1987


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