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Blue Plate Special by Rick Altizer

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: Rock, CD, Album, Airplay, Recommended, Top Rated
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36 copies available
  1. 1. Make A Monkey
  2. 2. Never Shake His Hand
  3. 3. How Many
  4. 4. Not The Enemy
  5. 5. Oxygen Tank
  6. 6. Jan The Best
  7. 7. Amy And Her Baggage
  8. 8. In L.A.
  9. 9. Blue Plate Special
  10. 10. River Of Grace
  11. 11. Walk Beside You
  12. 12. When You Walked Up That Hill
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Reviewed by Dancin' Dave Derbyshire

I'm always pleased to come across a Christian artist prepared to take a risk and do something even a little different. Though Rick names David Bowie as a major influence he sounds more like Elvis Costello to me. "Blue Plate Special" is a wacky, fun, guitar driven, pop/rock album with electric guitar, percussion and clear vocals. In fact there are some wild and wonderful pieces of guitar by his co-producer Adrien Belew and I could just keep on playing these catchy hooks. Rick Altizer's light-hearted approach makes these songs fun but I am sure that there is also some spiritual depth. On the surface, the title track is about someone complaining that their food is off. But Rick explains in the blurb that it has a deeper meaning. It is about how philosophies, fashions and cultures are recycled for each generation and are starting to smell like 'yesterday's chicken'. Very post-modern indeed. Rick mixes this satirical wit well with his more reflective side by including songs about a friend's marriage break up and the cross. Intuitively avoiding Christian clichés this is an insightful and entertaining album.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 3966
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: KMG KMGD8645
Items: 1
Release Date: 1998
For more information about Rick Altizer, check the Rick Altizer Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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