Rick Shaffer’s third solo album, Idiot Flats, will excite fans of his 2011 garage/blues CD, Hidden Charms. His latest venture is built on a garage/blues framework, Mississippi Hill Country rhythms, a garage/blues framework mashed together in a 1960’s psychobilly/R&B sound. Idiot Flats’ lyrical and vocal tone takes on the packaged commercialized plague, asking the listener to live free in the moment, instead of in the past or the future.[youtube RCHVPjkT32c]
The ten track rave-up comes straight on with reckless abandon. Among the highlights are, Unforgiven Man, and One More Heartache. Both are hard-hitting raw 1960’s R&B rockers, tapping into elements of, The Pretty Things, and early Stones. while delivering their own individual character and intensity.
Rick Shaffer “One More Heartache” MP3:
Idiot Flats is not a hyped “flavor,” but a raw expressive voice within a driving noise, delivering the message ? GET DOWN WITH IT!