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October 31, 2016 - The polls have closed for ROCKWIRED.COM's recent ARTIST OF THE MONTH campaign. Voters from all over the North America made their vote count and RICK SHAFFER is ROCKWIRED.COM's 72nd ARTIST OF THE MONTH. Back in 2011, guitarist RICK SHAFFER perked our ears at ROCKWIRED with the release of his solo album HIDDEN CHARMS and it's reliance on the very fuzzy, distorted guitar sounds that made LINK WRAY legendary, the swagger that made THE STONES the big deal that they've been for fifty some odd years now and SHAFFER's purring vocals that recall STOOGES-era IGGY POP and VELVET UNDERGROUND-era LOU REED. Trust us when we say that no charms were hidden on that album. It was all audible and the perfect antidote to much of the over-production that had come to typify a lot of rock music that year. Hell, over-production still typifies much of the rock n roll that's out there now and thank God SHAFFER is back with a brand new album OUTSIDE OF TIME. SHAFFER's gritty rock n roll approach gets put to good use on material that speaks to life and lows (mostly lows) such as the stomping first single GOING DOWN SLOW accompanied by a mesmerizing music video.
Other nominees for ARTIST OF THE MONTH included SOLES OF PASSION, DALI VAN GOGH, CRAWL, PEACH AND THE ALMOST BLUES BAND, UNCURED and ANGUS CROWNE AND THE FAMILY JEWELS.
ROCKWIRED.COM will be launching its latest ARTIST OF THE MONTH campaign on October 5, 2016. The nominees include ONE WAY RIDE, WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES, VYCES, SEASONS AFTER, FLOAT LIKE A BUFFALO, MAMMOTH SEED, JAY KATANA.
GHOSTS OF EDEN
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