Absolute Grey
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(Translated from the Italian by Joel Calahan)

Absolute Grey was one of most underappreciated American groups of the 80s.

The group began in the inception of garage rock that spread to New York with Green House (Earring, 1984), a profound and sincere work, but by their second album, What Remains (Midnight, 1986) broke out of those narrow confines, exploiting the harsh sound of garage rock to dramatic ends. Elbowing her way to the front of the pack was Elizabeth Brown, forerunner of the chanteuses of the '90s, whose vocals were candid confessions of her own insecurities, delusions, and solitude.

The EP Painted Post (Di-Di) and the final album Sand Down The Moon (Di-Di, 1989), boasted an atmosphere still more personal and two of the group's most intimate gems: Abandon Waltz e Don't Close That Door. The latter is accompanied by the bizarre instrumental Hammer Of The Gods.

The anthology Broken Promise (Strange Ways, 1996) recounts the work of the group in its entirety, from 1984 to 1987.

Drummer Pat Thomas later released several albums influenced by his idol, Van Morrison: It's A Long Long Way (Heyday, 1988), Too Close To The Ground (DiDi, 1990), Fresh (Strange Ways, 1995).

Gli Absolute Grey furono uno dei gruppi Americani piu` sottovalutati degli anni '80.

Il gruppo inizio` all'insegna del garage-rock che dilagava a New York, con Green House (Earring, 1984), lavoro profondo e sincero, ma gia' il secondo What Remains (Midnight, 1986) usciva da quegli angusti confini, sfruttando le sonorita' ruvide del garage-rock a fini drammatici. A farsi largo era soprattutto Elizabeth Brown, antesignana delle cantautrici degli anni '90, che confessava candidamente la sua insicurezza, le sue delusioni, la sua solitudine.

L'EP Painted Post (Di-Di) e l'ultimo Sand Down The Moon (Di-Di, 1989), registrato nel 1987, vantano atmosfere ancor piu' personali e due delle loro gemme intimiste: rispettivamente Abandon Waltz e Don't Close That Door. La seconda e` accompagnata dal bizzarro strumentale Hammer Of The Gods.

Broken Promise (Strange Ways, 1996) raccogliera` l'intero opus del gruppo, dal 1984 al 1987,

Il batterista Pat Thomas ha in seguito registrato alcuni dischi influenzati dal suo idolo Van Morrison: It's A Long Long Way (Heyday, 1988), Too Close To The Ground (DiDi, 1990), Fresh (Strange Ways, 1995).

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