Tarock Music Releases Rick Shaffer’s 8th Solo Album

Rick Shaffer’s eighth solo album, STOLEN MOMENTS, was inspired by the concept that there are no guarantees or promises in life, and every minute he spends writing and recording is precious time.  The result is an album packed with low-tech wallop, bursting energy and immediacy.  The production resembles The Stooges “Fun House” and is a proto-garage raver to end all garage ravers.

Read all the Liner Notes HERE.

Listen to full tracks on CD Baby.


The Reds® ● Do You Play The Game

TheRedsThe electronic wall of sound  of “Do You Play The Game,”  track 7 on the worldwide release of The Reds® second album, Stronger Silence (1981) was a follow-up to their A&M album, The Reds (1979) .  Stronger Silence is a more atmospheric and darker sound than their earlier recordings, but it did not change The Reds® basic attitude and experimental approach to their music . . . a sound that hooks you, takes you out there, then lays you six feet under.

Stronger Silence features interesting ambient keyboard textures, very reminiscent of some of Brian Eno’s early work with Roxy Music, while continuing the assault with Rick Shaffer’s cutting, driving guitars and brooding vocals, with dark lyrical content to make for a trip into a world where there may be no return.

The music of the day inspired the young, freed the scared, and scared the old.   The 1980’s photographs offer a glimpse of what the world was like music wise, and culturally, in New York, Philadelphia, Detroit, London, Paris, Berlin,  and Moscow.

Listen to “Do You Play The Game” and watch the video HERE

All download options for Stronger Silence mp3’s are at the following link . . . http://www.theredsmusic.com/strongersilence/buystrongersilence.html