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A roaring summer americana burn,
This review is from: Flaming Red (Audio CD)
Patti Griffin in Europe and especially here in the UK is an unknown entity to many people.In her native America, many could say the same,by having moderate successes with her fantstic debut Living with Ghosts.
1998 and 2000s "Flamin Red" showed a change of direction for Patti. The album cant be placed in any category!its Punkish,Rock then Pop.Their are some great pop-rock tracks here which are crying out for some radio play.The title track which is the albums opener is a ferocious guitar driven song which sets the scene. The album then goes into cruise control flowing out great pop-perfected masterpieces like "Blue Sky","One Big Love","Change" and the phenomenal "Tony",which remains the stand out track on the album. The albums slower moments also seem to engage the ear."Christina" and "Mary" is a perfect rainy day song.These songs have two conditions: They should be played LOUD and in the SUN! What really lifts these tracks is Griffins supreme voice which seems like it cant stop reaching new heights.she has even got time for some cheeky comments in songs like "Wiggly Fingers".
This album is probably still with a minority of people. And its very very unfortunate it never got into the mainstream. Its regretful that artists such as this never get the full recognition they deserve. It will undoubtedly go down as the greatest unsung albums of all time.Truly Magnificent.