Shaffer, Rick / Hidden Charms
Album: Hidden Charms   Collection:General
Artist:Shaffer, Rick   Added:May 2011
Label:Tarock Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-05-08 Pull Date: 2011-07-10
Week Ending: Jul 3 Jun 26 Jun 19 Jun 12 Jun 5 May 22 May 15
Airplays: 1 2 3 3 2 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 30, 2011: abra > dead air
Crime Of Love
4. Jun 15, 2011: Brownian Motion
No Big Thing
2. Jun 25, 2011: meow
Breakin' Down
5. Jun 14, 2011: DON - FROM WINSTON... GOOD LUCK!
Crime Of Love
3. Jun 23, 2011: Brownian Motion
Crime Of Love
6. Jun 12, 2011: Hangtime
Crime Of Love

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2011-05-01
Channeling Elvis, Link Wray, Flat Duo Jets. One man studio band with a little help, “old school” proving that the recipe still can work. Big guitar and vocals, sounds like its gonna be tradi-rock but then psyche and garbage can weirdness appears. Great stuff. Play with new Crystal Stilts, Doo Rag, all things John Spencer (e.g. Boss Hog, etc), Tav Falco and the Panther Burns, Detroit Cobras, White Stripes.

1) swampy, bouncy hip shaking (BEST TRACK?)
2) slower jangle with tambourine
3) chorus effect on guitar gives this a strange 80’s new wave meets garage feel
4) swamp blues rhythm and mean tone, nice
5) tambourine, very Stones’y
6) bluesy and soulful, slide guitar takes the spotlight
7) darker, fuzzier, cool guitar embellishments (BEST TRACK?)
8) upbeat and the fuzziness ramps up a notch, yeah!
9) swampy smarmy blues, what aerosmith dreams of in the old folks home
10) slow epic bad assed blues swing, takes no prisoners

Track Listing
1. No Big Thing   6. Cruel World
2. Buy And Sell   7. Breakin' Down
3. Shadow Line   8. Gonna Shout
4. Nobody Home   9. Tight Like That
5. Crime Of Love   10. The Stranger