Header

FLASH

Jeff Beck

Jazz Rock/Fusion


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Jeff Beck Flash album cover
1.85 | 23 ratings | 4 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy JEFF BECK Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1985

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Ambitious
2. Gets Us All In The End
3. Escape
4. People Get Ready
5. Stop, Look And Listen
6. Get Workin'
7. Ecstasy
8. Night After Night
9. You Know, We Know
10. Nighthawks
11. Back On The Streets

Lyrics

Search JEFF BECK Flash lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search JEFF BECK Flash tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Jeff Beck / guitars
- Rod Stewart / vocals
- Jimmy Hall / vocals
- Jan Hammer / keyboards
- Carmine Appice / drums
- Tony Hymas / keyboards
- Jimmy Bralower / drums, percussion
- Jay Burnett / percussion
- Barry DeSouza / percussion
- Duane Hitchings / keyboards
- Nile Rodgers / guitar
- Rob Sabino / keyboards
- Richard Scher / unknown
- Curly Smith / percussion
- Jeff Smith / unknown
- Doug Wimbish / bass
- Tina B. / backing vocals
- Curtis King / unknown
- David Simms / vocals
- Frank Simms / vocals
- George Simms / vocals
- David Spinner / vocals

Releases information

Not available at present, if you can help with the details, please contact the site

Thanks to Garion81 for the addition
and to Joolz for the last updates
Edit this entry

JEFF BECK MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy JEFF BECK Flash Music


Performing This Week... Live At Ronnie Scott'sPerforming This Week... Live At Ronnie Scott's
Eagle Records (Fontana) 2008
Audio CD$7.98
$6.98 (used)
Blow By BlowBlow By Blow
Remastered
Sony 2001
Audio CD$3.58
$2.93 (used)
TruthTruth
Extra tracks · Remastered
Sony 2006
Audio CD$4.04
$3.17 (used)
Beck-OlaBeck-Ola
Extra tracks
Sbme Special Mkts. 2006
Audio CD$2.49
$2.99 (used)
Guitar ShopGuitar Shop
Sbme Special Mkts. 2008
Audio CD$3.13
$2.23 (used)
WiredWired
Sbme Special Mkts. 2001
Audio CD$3.25
$4.80 (used)
Emotion & CommotionEmotion & Commotion
Rhino Records 2010
Audio CD$4.15
$2.00 (used)
Rock 'N' Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul)Rock 'N' Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul)
Atco 2011
Audio CD$3.21
$3.76 (used)
Rock & Roll Party: Honoring Les PaulRock & Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul
DTS Surround Sound
Eagle Rock Ent 2011
DVD$6.88
$7.96 (used)
There & BackThere & Back
CSP
Audio CD$2.98
$2.98 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Jeff Beck Beckology 3 CD Box - New - Sealed US $37.99 [0 bids]
US $51.99 Buy It Now
51m 38s
Beck Bogart & Appice / Jeff Beck / Tim Bogert / Carmine Appice, Vinyl US $11.99 Buy It Now 57m 56s
JEFF BECK "WIRED" LP NM US $15.99 Buy It Now 1h 4m
JEFF BECK Hi Ho Silver Lining Ex Columbia 1967 UK 7" US $6.68 Buy It Now 1h 27m
Rod Stewart - Camouflage sealed 1984 Warner Brothers vinyl Jeff Beck G404 US $11.50 Buy It Now 1h 31m
Beck-Ola [Bonus Trcks] [Remaster] Jeff Beck (CD, Oct-2006, Epic/Legacy) Like New US $7.99 Buy It Now 1h 45m
Mint Japan Press 2 LP Set : Jeff Beck, Tim Bogert, Carmine Appice ~ Live ~ Epic US $40.00 [0 bids]
1h 56m
Jeff Beck Group Japan CD w/obi ESCA-5226 US $18.99 Buy It Now 1h 58m
JEFF BECK Flash LP w/ People Get Ready US $4.50 Buy It Now 1h 59m
BLOW BY BLOW JEFF BECK 1975 EPIC RECORD ALBUM US $3.50 Buy It Now 2h 16m
Jeff Beck LP Rock Giants GERMAN US $20.00 Buy It Now 2h 21m
JEFF BECK-Lot of 2 magazine adverts US $5.02 Buy It Now 2h 25m
EARLY BLUES - Clapton, Page, Jeff Beck, John Mayall etc - German Immediate - EX US $25.19 Buy It Now 2h 31m
Jeff Beck JEFF BECK GROUP CBS KE31331 Near Mint- US $9.95 Buy It Now 2h 36m
Jeff Beck [LP] Blow By Blow *VG+* (Half-Speed Mastered) *Audiophile* US $19.99 [1 bids]
2h 42m
Jeff Beck - Truth NEW CD US $5.78 Buy It Now 2h 46m
FOGHAT JEFF BECK GROUP Westwood One Superstar LIVE Concert Series 1 CD 04-35 US $71.99 Buy It Now 2h 56m
Jeff Beck - Rock N Roll Party - Honouring Les Paul CD US $16.91 Buy It Now 3h 3m
THE YARDBIRDS FOR YOUR LOVE CASSETTE TAPE! JEFF BECK ERIC CLAPTON JIMMY PAGE US $14.05 Buy It Now 3h 15m
THE YARDBIRDS SHAPES OF THINGS CASSETTE TAPE! JEFF BECK ERIC CLAPTON JIMMY PAGE US $9.37 Buy It Now 3h 31m
THE JEFF BECK GROUP - BECK-OLA (VINYL LP) $3 SHIP US $32.90 Buy It Now 3h 34m
JEFF BECK & STEWART TRUTH EPIC ORIGINAL LABEL STEREO + MONO RE-ISSUE Sealed 2 LP US $84.99 Buy It Now 3h 47m
JEFF BECK - TRUTH (VINYL LP) $3 SHIP US $32.90 Buy It Now 3h 49m
BIG CD LOT! Jeff Beck John Legend Jaco Pastorius Sammy Hagar Journey Tesla MORE! US $85.00 Buy It Now 3h 50m
RONNIE WOOD 1234 1981 JP Rolling Stones Jeff Beck Faces OBI LP e6868 US $79.99 Buy It Now 3h 52m
YARDBIRDS For you love lp original mono Jeff Beck US $74.99 Buy It Now 4h 25m
Jeff Beck The Best of JAPAN RAK ers- 40051 Near Mint Yardbirds obi US $13.99 Buy It Now 4h 30m
THE HISTORY OF ROCK vol 25 ERIC CLAPTON / JEFF BECK US $16.40 [0 bids]
4h 35m
JEFF BECK BECKOLOGY CASSETTE US $12.00 Buy It Now 4h 37m
Yardbirds Shapes of Things UK 2-LP VG++ on Charly Eric Clapton Jeff Beck US $17.00 Buy It Now 4h 42m
Stanley Clarke Time Exposure ft Jeff Beck Louis Johnson + LP US $11.75 Buy It Now 4h 46m
Jeff Beck "The Best Of" 12"LP Columbia Holland Import EX/EX Keith Moon dry glue US $4.99 [1 bids]
4h 57m
Jeff Beck Group "Orange" 12"LP Epic 1972 Cozy Powell Steve Cropper Soul VG+/EX US $2.99 [0 bids]
5h 3m
LOT OF (10) CASSETTE TAPES LED ZEPPELIN'S ROBERT PLANT JIMMY PAGE JEFF BECK US $6.99 [0 bids]
5h 5m
Jeff Beck "Blow By Blow" CD, 1975, RARE FIRST USA - JAPAN PRESS, NM- cond. US $39.90 Buy It Now 5h 7m
Jeff Beck Group "Beck-Ola" 12"LP Epic (2nd solo lp) Rod Stewart VG+/NM wax HEAVY US $4.99 [0 bids]
5h 10m
Ex+! JEFF BECK Blow By Blow JAPAN 24k GOLD CD w/Obi+Picture CD+Booklet ESCA 7515 US $59.99 Buy It Now 5h 21m
Robert Plant Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page Jeff Beck Promo Photo IRIS US $33.58 Buy It Now 5h 30m
BBA Jeff Beck Tim Bogert & Carmine Appice 12"LP Epic textured cover EX/EX Heavy US $2.99 [1 bids]
5h 31m
Anthology - Jeff Beck (U.K. Import Cassette) in NM US $9.99 Buy It Now 5h 35m
Jeff Beck "Blow by Blow" 12"LP Epic EX/NM Beatles George Martin Jazz Fusion US $2.99 [0 bids]
5h 35m
Anthology - Jeff Beck (Dutch Import Cassette) in NM US $9.99 Buy It Now 5h 38m
Jeff Beck & The Yardbirds "Shapes Of Things" 12"LP Springboard in shrink! M/M US $4.99 [0 bids]
5h 40m
Jeff Beck Record Bundle Lot Truth Wired Beck Ola Yardbirds Rod Stewart US $15.00 Buy It Now 5h 40m
Jeff Beck Group "Rough and Ready" 12"LP Epic Yellow Orig. "Raynes Park Blues"VG+ US $2.99 [0 bids]
5h 44m
ANTHOLOGY OF BRITISH BLUES Volume 2 CD Rod Stewart JEFF BECK Jimmy Page US $9.50 [0 bids]
US $18.00 Buy It Now
5h 45m
Jeff Beck Truth Epic BN 26413 LP-Fast lo Ship! US $9.99 Buy It Now 5h 47m
JEFF BECK Wired 25 3P-59 OBI LP t4575 US $24.99 Buy It Now 5h 48m
THE YARDBIRDS F. JEFF BECK Super Guitar Heroes RPL-3001 OBI LP t6507 US $24.99 Buy It Now 5h 48m
JEFF BECK "NM WAX / BOOKLET" Cosa Nostra Beck-Ola EOP-80711 LP T6509 US $24.99 Buy It Now 5h 48m
Jeff Beck "Wired" 12"LP Epic EX/NM Jazz Fusion US $2.99 [0 bids]
5h 49m
VA Japan QUAD/4Channel LP SANTANA,JEFF BECK,CHASE,SIMON&GARFUNKEL,PETER NERO + US $49.99 Buy It Now 5h 53m
JEFF BECK Cosa Nostra Beck - Ola EMS-80633 LP T6848 US $24.99 Buy It Now 6h
JEFF BECK Japan 1973 FCPA-502 Mail Order Only NM LP JEFF BECK US $69.99 Buy It Now 6h 9m
JEFF BECK Wired CD Classic Shred Guitar US $3.00 [0 bids]
6h 18m
JEFF BECK GROUP s/t LP Tench Middleton Powell Epic 1972 US $9.99 Buy It Now 6h 20m
Stevie Wonder "Talking Book" 12"LP Tamla Motown Jeff Beck NM/NM Soul R US $3.99 [0 bids]
6h 20m
VG+ Jeff Beck Beck-Ola LP Album US $0.99 [0 bids]
6h 22m
Lot of 6 Jeff Beck rock record 1970-80s originals 2 shrink EX vinyl nice bunch US $12.99 [1 bids]
6h 26m
JEFF BECK "BECK-OLA" FRENCH IMPORT BOXED COLUMBIA 2C062-90-496 YARDBIRDS MINT LP US $19.99 Buy It Now 6h 37m
Blow by Blow by Jeff Beck (CD, Oct-1990, Sony Music Distribution (USA)) US $3.99 Buy It Now 7h 16m
MARGARET SCRANTON Born Ready NEW CD Scorpions VAN HALEN Black Sabbath Jeff Beck US $9.99 Buy It Now 7h 24m
Jeff Beck Blow by Blow album US $5.00 [0 bids]
7h 33m
JEFF BECK -NEAR MINT - WIRED US $17.99 Buy It Now 7h 37m
Vinyl Record 12" LP - Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow - Album US $4.99 Buy It Now 7h 44m
Daytrippers Sixties 3CD Lot Classic Greatest 60s HUMBLE PIE JEFF BECK MELANIE US $37.49 Buy It Now 7h 46m
Blow by Blow [Remaster] by Jeff Beck (CD, Mar-2001, Epic (USA)) US $3.49 Buy It Now 7h 58m
Frankie's House by Jeff Beck & jed leiber cd sealed US $38.25 Buy It Now 8h 8m
Rock'n'Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul) - Jeff Beck New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $23.20 Buy It Now 8h 13m
Jeff Beck Blow by Blow DIDP 20014 early Japan Sony CD Pressing Target Label Era US $49.99 Buy It Now 8h 13m
Jeff Beck The Lovers Of The Blue Sun US $17.50 [3 bids]
9h 5m
JEFF BECK - THERE AND BACK - EPIC RECORDS LP US $6.50 Buy It Now 9h 36m
LP Record Vinyl Jeff Beck There and Back Epic Stereo 35684 US $19.99 Buy It Now 9h 50m
JEFF BECK GROUP Rough And Ready EPIC 1971 LP Jazz Rock Classic Clean Copy NICE! US $9.00 Buy It Now 10h
Jeff Beck - Truth Vinyl LP - EPIC PE 26413 - VG+ - Yardbirds US $4.95 [0 bids]
10h 8m
Jeff Beck Group by Jeff Beck/Jeff Beck Group (CD, Mar-1989, Epic (USA)) US $12.99 [0 bids]
10h 16m
JEFF BECK THE LATE 60S WITH ROD STEWART JAPAN CD CP32-5694 3,200YEN US $27.99 Buy It Now 10h 18m
JEFF BECK THERE & BACK (1980) ORIGINAL JAPAN CD 35.8P-5 US $29.99 Buy It Now 10h 18m
Little Big League Soundtrack RARE CD Rock w/Booker T, Jeff Beck, The Band MORE! US $0.99 [0 bids]
10h 29m
JEFF BECK TIM BOGERT CARMINE APPICE Korea Lp green cvr US $6.99 Buy It Now 10h 52m
OST Frankie's House Jeff Beck Jed Leiber EU Vinyl LP US $79.99 Buy It Now 10h 58m
JEFF BECK'S GUITAR SHOP-Classic 1989 Guitar Rock-JEFF BECK-Superb Condition CD! US $2.99 [0 bids]
US $4.99 Buy It Now
11h 7m
JEFF BECK WITH STANLEY CLARKE 1978 JAPAN TOUR PROGRAMME US $17.63 Buy It Now 11h 12m
VA LOVE THE EARTH EXPO JAPAN mini lp CD JEFF BECK US $7.99 Buy It Now 11h 14m
George Martin In My Life EU Vinyl LP Beatles Genesis Jeff Beck Robin Williams US $159.99 Buy It Now 11h 24m
* JEFF BECK blow by blow MHCP-588 JAPAN MINI LP CD US $27.99 Buy It Now 11h 31m
Jeff Beck live concert Hammersmith Odeon 13 May 1990 small poster print A5 size US $25.17 Buy It Now 11h 36m
n18056 LP - JEFF BECK / BLOW BY BLOW ( 1975 JAPAN press - lyrics US $9.99 Buy It Now 11h 47m
Jeff Beck live concert Hammersmith Odeon 14 May 1990 small poster print A5 size US $25.17 Buy It Now 11h 48m
Jeff Beck live concert Edinburgh 9 May 1990 very small mini poster print A5 size US $25.17 Buy It Now 12h 23m
With The Jan Hammer Group Live Jeff Beck UK vinyl LP album record EPC86025 US $23.42 Buy It Now 12h 30m
Jeff Beck live concert Manchester 11th May 1990 very small poster print A5 size US $25.17 Buy It Now 12h 50m
Jeff Beck live concert Birmingham 10th May 1990 very small poster print A5 size US $25.17 Buy It Now 12h 59m
LP- Jeff Beck- Wired- Epic- 1976 US $3.75 Buy It Now 13h
Jeff Beck Jeff CD US $3.97 Buy It Now 13h 11m
ERIC CLAPTON "PROMO / NM WAX" No Reason To Cry Japan Press Jeff Beck LP e8727 US $179.99 Buy It Now 13h 12m
STANLEY CLARKE (w/JEFF BECK) - "Time Exposure" LP 1984 1st US PROMO - ORIG Epic US $23.88 Buy It Now 13h 33m
Jeff Beck - Beck-Ola Vinyl Record LP US $27.85 Buy It Now 13h 42m
Jeff Beck with The Jan Hammer Group - NM US $3.95 [0 bids]
13h 43m
BECK "NM WAX / Sticker" BOGERT & APPICE 1973 Japan Press Jeff Beck OBI LP d7168 US $119.99 Buy It Now 14h 29m

More places to buy JEFF BECK music online Buy JEFF BECK & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for JEFF BECK DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

JEFF BECK Flash ratings distribution


1.85
(23 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
0%
Good, but non-essential (39%)
39%
Collectors/fans only (39%)
39%
Poor. Only for completionists (22%)
22%

JEFF BECK Flash reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by greenback
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Beck's guitar sound can be recognized among 10000 guitar players: it is really the case here more than ever. The music is pseudo pop music, but it is definitely not accessible. Some tracks like "Gets Us All In The End" remind me Freddy Mercury. Many tracks correspond to an electric guitar exhibition through sophisticated modern & scattered pop rock textures with a nervous and noisy new wave style a la Art of Noise or Yello, due to the thundering rythmic keyboards patterns. I think he uses automatic drum sequences. There are tons of guest lead vocals, including Rod Stewart! Some bits remind me slightly the Steve Hackett's solo albums of the 80's (Highly strung, Cured). There are lots of thundering drums and percussions on this album, really sounding like if they were synthesized. The record pretty well gives the pace for the sound and orientation of the next album Guitar Shop. So, Flash is definitely a 100% good album, but not a very good one.

Rating: 3.5 stars

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to greenback (BETA) | Report this review (#121839) | Review Permalink
Posted Saturday, May 12, 2007

Review by Chicapah
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars I'm convinced that there was an MTV-induced disease that swept through the music world in the crazy 80s that devoured almost all creativity and perspective in its path. The very same virus that almost completely destroyed progressive rock in all its wonderful, innovative facets initially attacked the collective psyche of legendary groups like Genesis and Yes, causing them to put out increasingly inferior material that seriously damaged their sterling reputations. Jeff Beck had avoided this cancerous blight for the first half of the decade by not putting out any new works after releasing his excellent "Wired" album in 1980 but eventually this despicable bug bit him, too, and in 1985 he succumbed to this mind-numbing illness and made "Flash." There is a silver lining on this cloud, however. The music included on this record isn't quite as bad as the God-awful jacket he's wearing on the cover. Holy moley, Beck, that sport coat is louder than a stack of Marshall amps!

Evidently someone talked Jeff into performing songs with a vocalist again even though he hadn't employed a singer since disbanding the Beck, Bogert & Appice power trio in 1973. But at least he found a good one in Jimmy Hall who had fronted the talented 70s southern boogie/funk band "Wet Willie." He also brought in Nile Rodgers and Arthur Baker to assist him in producing most of the album but their contemporary, urban leanings may have added to the many problems this project has. Yet, as I said before, the whole music biz was off its meds at that time so it may be a case of having to mercifully forgive them for they knew not what they were doing.

Rodger's "Ambitious" is the first offering and, relatively speaking, it ain't too shabby. There's not a lot of chord changes going on but Beck has a monster guitar effect here that is most intimidating. Hall's vocal is powerful and the lyrics do a good job of describing the "ME" generation's selfish attitude that was pervasive in that narcissistic era but it's Jeff's ferocious solo that cuts a swath through the tune like a scythe and makes a memorable impression. Next up is Baker's disco-ish "Gets Us All in the End," which typifies the overly slick, glossy music of the period that sappy bands like Starship and Loverboy were spewing out relentlessly. And even though Carmen Appice receives credit as being a participant, there isn't a non-electronic drum track to be found and that's a big part of the problem. Program them till you're blue in the face but you can't program soul into a drum machine. There's not a rhythm track on this album that wouldn't have benefited 100% from a human touch, especially when JB had access to the best drummers in the business. All is not lost, however. Beck's backwards guitar track at the beginning and his hot as Hell lead at the end go a long way in saving the song from being unlistenable. Jeff's old partner in crime, Jan Hammer, is credited as composer and Fairlight programmer on the instrumental "Escape." It's all Jan at the outset, then Beck supplies the melody line a ways in but other than some mildly interesting synthesized noises nothing exciting happens at all. Still, the cut garnered a Grammy and charted as high as #39 so maybe I'm just not hearing it correctly. My bad.

It had been sixteen long years since anyone had heard the raspy, charismatic tones of Rod Stewart on a Jeff Beck album so their wonderful rendition of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" is easily the highlight of the proceedings. JB provides tasteful, melodic guitar lines and Rod sings his tail off as you would expect, making this one of the coolest versions of this classic tune you'll ever hear. But then things take a decidedly downward swing, starting with "Stop, Look and Listen," a song that sounds like it would fit better in a cheesy modern stage musical than as part of a guitar God's album. JB turns in a nice ride but it's not nearly enough to overcome the embarrassingly corny vocal breaks. It gets worse, though. Somehow Nile convinced Jeff that he should showcase his vocal style on the following tune, "Get Workin'," and I hope that Beck doesn't try it ever again. It's barely more than a dumb chant but there's absolutely nothing positive to report so I'll move on.

The dreaded Wang Chung disorder is very much in evidence on the forgettable "Ecstasy" and even JB himself knew to stay far in the background on this dog. It stinks. "Night After Night" is next and it's not necessarily a step up although Jeff does throw in a zesty solo. At least the album ends on an uplifting note. Tony Hymas' instrumental "You Know, We Know" is more like the quality music we heard on the fantastic "Wired" LP. Beck utilizes a huge-sounding guitar effect and he wails away unfettered over Hymas' atmospheric keyboards, making us wish that Tony had been allowed to be a more influential presence on this project in general.

Every artist has at least one regrettable, season-ending pitch that he would like to have back and this one just might be Jeff Beck's hanging curve that failed to break and sailed right over the middle of the plate. It didn't ruin his stellar career but it did drive him back into seclusion for another four years to continue restoring his antique cars. If you are new to JB's music please start anywhere but here. "Flash" is yet another sad example of the need to exercise caution when handling any album that has a release date between the years of 1980-1990. Those were dark times, indeed. 2.4 stars.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Chicapah (BETA) | Report this review (#127504) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
1 stars Simply one of the most atrocious albums I can remember buying and probably one of the shortest stay in my collection too, since this got sold top an ex-friend, which became "ex" on the moment I sold him this crap. The major selling point of this album was of course the reunion of Stewart and Beck for the People Get Ready track, which happens to work semi-convincingly, as if it seemed Rod was doing a payback to Beck for his original stardom. Don't be fooled by the cover of the album, where it seems that the guitar is still king, as this is sooooo much less the case as his previous albums. For this album, Beck doesn't have a solid band, but different musicians playing on specific tracks, including the hit single, which gained of course much "unfair" attention (I mean the track is barely more than correct) more on the accompanying videoclip on regular rotation on MTV.

Most of the album is actually Jeff experimenting with Jan Hammer-style of electronic effects and other new instruments (his Gibson is not new), sometimes going as far as sounding new-wavey. I mean generally going experimental on this site means going more progressive, and somehow I'm sure Jeff thought he was progressing experimentally or even experimenting progressively, but all in all, you've got another 70's giant getting lost in the 80's, trying to stay afloat or survive, by following the "technology path" and ending almost on Ridicule Lane. Even Carmine Appice's drumming is 80's-sounding. It's hard of course to say this about the giant of guitar Jeff is, but let's face it, you'd better avoid this stinker, which is about as bad as his "trendy" suit on the cover. Not the only one of his blunder (BBA was the first one really, but Flash easily crushed that low, making it average), but the first real one, and probably his worst too. Best avoided, as there is absolutely nothing to content the progheads.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Sean Trane (BETA) | Report this review (#183381) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Review by Guillermo
PROG REVIEWER
1 stars Another album which suffers a lot from the eighties typical production, a production style which was very characteristic of a lot of albums produced during that decade, a decade of "artificial sounds", drum machines, excess in the use of synthesised sounds, reverb, and a "plastic sound", if a thing like that could be defined in some way. A lot of albums from that decade sound like very "sophisticated" things, with more emphasis in how the musicians looked at that time using the fads in their clothes and hairdos more than in the music authenticity. Look, posing and image above musical quality.

Well. This album unfortunately is another typical "product" of that decade. Jeff Beck obviously dislikes this album, and I can understand why. He said that this album was more a record company product and that the time of the recording of this album was a very unhappy time for him. Apart from his very good guitar playing, which is very much recognizable from him, this album does not sound as a Jeff Beck album. The only song which deserves a good commentary is "People Get Ready", a song from 1965 composed by Curtis Mayfield and originally recorded by him with the band "The Impressions". A song Beck recorded for this album with Rod Stewart on lead vocals, which, despite the very eighties drums sound, still shines by far as the best track on this album. The rest of the songs, most of them composed and produced by Nile Rodgers (at that time one of the most sought after record producers, and one of the founders of the Disco band "Chic" in the seventies, one of the few Disco bands which I like from that musical era) really sound more suitable for "Chic" than for Beck. Other tracks sound like recorded by some Arena Rock bands with a lead singer which sounds a lot like GTR`s Max Bacon or the lead singer from the band "Europe" (whose name I don`t remember now).

Another very good musician from the sixties and seventies who unfortunately had to listen to the "fad whims" of some of the record company executives of the eighties, and found his work marred by them.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Guillermo (BETA) | Report this review (#1089023) | Review Permalink
Posted Thursday, December 12, 2013

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of JEFF BECK "Flash"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.52 seconds