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Fake Flowers Real Dirt


  1. 1.
    Bullets Thru the Fire
  2. 2.
    Three Straight Days
  3. 3.
    Thought You Knew
  4. 4.
    On the One
  5. 5.
    Upside Your Head
In the steamy basement of an otherwise unremarkable house in Baltimore, "Fake Flowers Real Dirt" forges their mix of genres from the funk/dope characteristic (e.g.
funk, hip-hop): driving skank reggae moves to frenetic breakbeat/jungle, joined together with a series of quick jazz changes. Simple melodic lines and hooks give way to solos, with space.
FFRD's efforts began when singer Billy D William marshaled the forces of an accomplished group of veterans from the DMV music scene. Their goal is nothing less than sonic nirvana - obtained through the melding of diverse musical traditions into a form greater than the sum of its parts (a form deserving a new name (and wikipedia page)). The group embraces the style nouveau while never forgetting the trivial inequality: 11 seasoned players, still on their way 'round the block.
FFRD transcends superlatives; their awesomeness is matched only by their modesty. From the basement in a house in Baltimore, MD to your ears, "The flyest and the most, as real as non-fiction."


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