"The Hallmark of Flavor" is one of the coolest records I have ever heard. It's a collection of songs from three disparate songwriters who came together and created something completely unique.

In an era when everyone was getting signed, 7 Deadly Five didn't get their deal and soon after passed into the annals of 90's rock history. Keyboardist Danny McGough (Social Distortion, Tom Waits) sang the majority of the record with a dry Max Ferguson and an angelic Ilene Markell contributing both vocals and songwriting.

From the Hunteresque "Chromium Shield" to the Box Top Power Pop of "Hammer & Matches" this lost gem is definitely worth your time. Hit their AD and stream it now.


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