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Rosie Flores: Working Girl's Guitar

Last Updated 10/30/2012 1:24:24 PM


By: Troy Michael

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Working Girl's Guitar

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I am embarrassed to say, I am late to the game on Rosie Flores. In fact, her latest Working Girl's Guitar is the first album I’ve ever heard by her.
 
Beginning in the late ’70s with her rockabilly punk band the Screamin' Sirens, Flores has been churning out memorable guitar riffs for nearly 40 years. This pioneering lady hasn’t lost a step or a lick as evident by Working Girl's Guitar, her 11th album and her first in three years for the Austin, Texas native.

With the spunk and voice of Wanda Jackson and the guitar licks of Dick Dale, Flores blazes on the opening title track and keeps the dirty groove going on “Little But I’m Loud,” which sums up Flores perfectly. The instrumental  “Surf Demon #5” shows just how great of a guitar player Flores is, while “Drug Store Rock and Roll” takes you back to 1950s curbside diners. Flores shows her rockabilly roots on a cover of the Elvis classic “Too Much” and gives the iconic “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” some Texas flavor.

Rosie Flores’ Working Girl's Guitar (an album she produced herself) is the exact reason Innocent Words was born, and it is an album which will have you scrambling to find her older work…it’s just that good.

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Glad you enjoyed this gal - she is one of my heroes! Can't wait to get this record! Thx
Posted By: Suzee B on 11/27/2012 1:22:32 PM
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