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Nick Riff, America’s secret, psychedelic son, has always been in or around Rock & Roll in one form or another. Appearing at times as a studio musician, stage crew member, backing musician, or leader of one of Cleveland’s more successful local bands of the mis-eighties, The Attitude he has always tried to maintain the original essence of Rock & Roll in a predominantly middle of the road society. Throughout his various incarnations as a musician, he has released or contributed musically to vinyl EPs, 7” singles and cassette LP projects. A five song EP released in 1986 by The Attitude, on an independant Cleveland label, was well received on targeted college radio stations, nationwide and in Europe.Over the course of his performing career, in various bands, he has appeared on concert billings with such diverse acts as D.O.A., The Replacements, R.E.M., Human Switchboard, Brian Adamas, Greg Kihn, The Feelies, Guadalcanal Diary, Chesterfield Kings, The Saints, Faith No More, The Ramones, Daevid Allen and Kevin Ayers.1989 saw the release of his first solo project, for which he played, recorded and produced all sounds human and otherwise, on a six song cassette entitled “From The Heart of Oblivion”. While receiving positive reviews in the United States and Europe from specialist publications like Factsheet Five, Unhinged, Freakbeat, Crohinga Well and CMJ Report, two songs from the “Oblivion” tape found their way onto compilation releases.


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  • iconan

    Nick Riff - Freak Element (1992) - Freak Element usciva nel 1992 per la britannica Delerium ed è un disco assai sporco e minimale (come strumentazione), dove la voce di Riff fa da contrasto alle chitarre fuzz, dando vita a brani surreali e senza tempo. -.-.-.-. om hari om ..... ॐะ

    8 Dec 2012 Reply
  • iconan

    Nick Riff - Freak Element (1992) - Freak Element came out in 1992 for the British Delerium and is a very dirty and minimal disk (such as equipment), where the voice of Riff is contrasted with fuzz guitars, giving rise to surreal songs and timeless. -.-.-.-. om hari om ..... ॐะ

    8 Dec 2012 Reply
  • savetheark

    real good stuff

    5 Jan 2012 Reply
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