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.
- Greg Honnold – Bass, vocals
- Quentin Duarte – Lead Guitar, vocals
- Kelly Plumber – Drums, vocals, DX7
- Paul Stanard – Lead Vocals, guitar (1983-85)
- Ed Ware – Lead Vocals, guitar (1986-87)
No Class Project
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Live Shows / Tours
- Mar 9 - Dean's Parkade Lounge - w/Stiff Legged Sheep
- Apr 13 - Dean's Parkade Lounge - w/Stiff Legged Sheep, Pestilence
- May 11 - Steb's
- Aug. 13- Iowa City Amvets - w/Orange Donuts, Like a Horse
- Aug. 29 - Dean's Parkade Lounge - Cassette Release Party
- Dec. 7 - Dean's Parkade Lounge - w/The Dead Milkmen
- Feb 27 - Amelia's - Iowa City - L.A.S.A. Benefit w/Total Fools, Horny Genius, others
- Feb 14 - Dean's Parkade Lounge - Cedar Falls - w/Stiff Legged Sheep
- April 25 - Elks' Club - Davenport - w/Horny Genius & Total Fools
- June 13 - Dean's Parkade Lounge - Cedar Falls - w/The Hollowmen
- June 27 - Dean's Parkade Lounge - Cedar Falls - w/Stiff Legged Sheep and Horny Genius
- July 3 - Dean's Parkade Lounge - Cedar Falls - w/Das Damen
- Sept 10 - Dean's Parkade Lounge - Cedar Falls
- Oct 13 - Steb's - Cedar Falls - w/Gone (Los Angeles)
- Nov 5 - Gabe's Oasis - Iowa City - w/House of Large Sizes and Horny Genius
- Feb. 14 - Dean's Parkade Lounge - Cedar Falls - w/Primitive Ritual, UVP
- June 20 - Dean's Parkade Lounge - Cedar Falls - w/Rin Tin Tin
- Sept 15 - Dean's Parkade Lounge - Cedar Falls - w/Psychotrash, Rin Tin Tin, Bill Somber