In the tradition of John, Paul and George, Flying Color's
three mop-topped songwriters traded lead vocals and writing chores on their one and only album, a timeless tribute to ringing guitars. Probably even more derivative of the Byrds
or Buffalo Springfield
than the Beatles
, Flying Color's
perfect, guitar-based pop and harmonies marked a movement in rock that would take another ten years to take hold in the mainstream, but the album -- in particular the standout tracks "Dear Friend" and "Through Different Eyes" -- sounds just as vital as when it was released.