MATT PIUCCI / BEAUTIFUL FLOWER (SINGLE)

MATT PIUCCI  / BEAUTIFUL FLOWER (SINGLE)

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Matt Piucci is the co-founder, lead guitarist and singer for “Paisley Underground” charter members Rain Parade. The legendary Los Angeles-based outfit was amongst the first of the post-punk generation to draw heavily on their subliminal 1960s roots, and from a communal love of the Byrds, early Pink Floyd and Love, the group fashioned their unique, updated version of psychedelic rock.

In operation from 1981 to 1987, Rain Parade had only a handful of album and single releases, but toured the world to great acclaim. They are now considered the most influential of the Paisley Underground acts, with their trippy echoes audible in successive generations of bands in both Europe and the US, from the early 90s onwards.

A spate of recent reunion shows have proved just how beloved Rain Parade remain. Since the groups original split, Piucci has gone on to become an internationally recognized guitar whiz, performing with many of his contemporaries in the Paisley Underground scene, as well as with Neil Young’s perennial sidemen Crazy Horse and more recently the group boatclub.

In 2000, he issued his first solo full-length album, “Hellenes.

The release of this single marks Piucci’s return to vinyl almost thirty years after the Rain Parade’s debut 45. Both songs bear the singer-songwriter’s hallmarks of snaky, angular guitar riffage and plangent sonic landscapes.

‘Beautiful Flower’ is an uptempo, upbeat psychedelic pop gem, while in contrast the somnambulistic ‘Water’ dabbles in the darker recesses of the Piucci palette.

Members of Rain Parade, boatclub and Crazy Horse accompany on both sides, which were produced by Matt and mixed by Jim Hill.

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