—Rick Shaffer ‘s musical career as guitarist, vocalist, song writer, and founding member of the Philadelphia band, The Reds®, spans three decades of critically acclaimed recording and film work. Including thirteen Reds® albums, film soundtrack albums, songs and score for TV and major/indie film companies and directors. As well as, six solo albums and two singles.
—Studio work for Shaffer includes recording guitar tracks on a Marianne Faithfull album (Island); Hilly Kristal’s, “Mad Mordechai” (Stereo Society); Peter Murphy’s, “Holy Smoke” (Beggars Banquet/BMG); Marc Almond’s, “Fantastic Star” (Some Bizarre/Mercury); and wrote/produced/recorded “Looking For Right,” for the film, “Collateral.”
—Shaffer’s sixth solo venture, Jitterbug Shake, is an excitable garage blues sound that digs deep into his early R&B/rock & roll influences. The album was recorded with almost every song and instrument pushing the needle into the red (i.e., overload). Normally, that would be a problem, except for the fact that the repertory was written and conceived by Shaffer, with the likes of Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Slim Harpo, and early British Pretty Things and Rolling Stones in mind. Get set to rock it to the max.
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