FRANK PALANGI: Rock’s Passion And Purity Of Sound

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Frank Palangi is an Upstate, NY artist whose music ranges from acoustic rock to heavier flavors. He writes, and creates all his own music. Palangi said that it has been a blessing to him, due to some of his past medical issues, growing up with those hardships and learning to adapt and overcome challenges with his passion and drive for music.

During 2010/2011 Frank teamed up with veteran record producer Rogers Masson to record his debut EP. The sessions were held in the music center of the world, Nashville, TN at Soundstage Studios. Rogers secured the Grammy nominated rock band Day of Fire and former Full Devil Jacket singer Josh Brown to backup Frank in the studio.

Rogers said, “This is the baddest rhythm section in the land, and along with the vocal guidance of singer Josh Brown, Frank’s songs are going to turn out amazing.” Frank also co-produced the album, which was Mastered by Rogers Masson and Multi-Grammy Award winner Gavin Lurssen.

Come 2012, record producer Rob Coates and his team in Nashville, TN unveiled Frank’s latest track, called “I Am Ready”. Assisting on the track, is former drummer of the rock band Pillar, Lester Estelle.

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If you have never heard of Frank Palangi before, and you can’t decide whether to buy his Ep or not, just listen to “I’m Waiting” or “It’s All Right,” and you will be instantly hooked. Frank’s music displays a passion and a purity of sound that is simultaneously refreshing and liberating, ultimately distinguishing itself from many of its contemporaries.

The mainstream rock scene doesn’t have much to offer these days, mostly just soft stuff and rap, but here we have an excellent piece of accessible hard rock. Frank Palangi combines the dirge of grunge with driving hard rock, and tops it all off with meaningful lyrics. The best song on the album for me is “I’m Waiting”, a crunchingly heavy, yet at the same time very melodic song about friendship, that we can all relate to. “Love” is a great ballad, and “Driving These Lines” has a great message about living a lie while searching for the truth, that everyone should hear.

The music just plain rocks and it is refreshing to finally hear music from a talented rock artist that isn’t hung up on topics like sex, drugs, and satanism. Instead Frank has widened the scope to address some important core issues in his life.

Frank Palangi has a powerful soulful voice and his studio band is musically solid across all of his tracks. In fact headbangers can appreciate the crunch of the guitar licks, while Grunge fans can recognize the soulfulness of Frank’s voice. Making it a great rock record overall.

This Ep shows Frank’s natural talent and certifies that he can write songs that compete with the big boys of rock.

Frank Palangi’s self-titled Ep and the new single release, “I Am Ready,” was a great surprise to me. I would recommend it to anybody who likes hard rock delivered with great lyrics and passion.

Buy this album, especially if you like heavy music with melody.

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4 Responses to FRANK PALANGI: Rock’s Passion And Purity Of Sound

  1. Objective Rachel November 12, 2012 at 17:54 #

    While the author of this article clearly IS the artist in question or simply knows nothing about music, it’s clear he genuinely cares about Frank as a person. Let’s be honest, Frank Palangi has a lot going for him, including passion, drive, and clarity of vision for his goal of stardom. Unfortunately what he lacks is the common sense to know that he is never going to get there. For one, I’ve never heard a more unappealing voice than Frank’s. It’s somewhere in between a dying cat and cow giving birth. Whoever he learned to sing vibrato from should be sent to the salt mines to work for eternity. Two, Frank’s songwriting is reminiscent of a kindergarten class’s story time. It’s over the top cheesy and emo to the extreme. His lyrics are as cliche as a hot chick singing Happy Birthday in the style of Marilyn Monroe but 8,000,000 time less appealing. There are no hooks, no interesting breakdowns, and no intriguing turn arounds. The melodies are as cookie cutter as they come. Frank is a kind and gentle soul but he seems to think ramming his self indulgent crap down our throats is OK. “…compete with the big boys of rock.” First of all, Frank is ripping off Creed but let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and say that he’s just paying homage. I’d say the big boys of rock THESE DAYS are Alterbridge, Shinedown, Seether, etc. REALLY? FRANK PALANGI SHOULD BE ON THAT LIST??? /facepalm

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    • Rick Jamm
      Rick Jamm November 13, 2012 at 19:42 #

      Hi Objective Rachel,

      First-off thanks for your input and interest. My review is just an opinion, I’m not sure whether it is more or less respectable than yours, but its just an opinion and not an imposition. I really don’t know Frank personally, but I do care about musicians willing to put their creative works online and ‘in the line of fire’ so to speak. Simply looking for so called negative points in any body of work is relatively simple, unearthing the positivety is what I primarily look for in music today.

      There was a time, I thought I’d “never heard more unappealing voices” than a young Bob Dylan as well as Lou Reed. Today these two artists have sold well over 75 million albums. Quite recently I watched David Lee Roth stumble off-key on numerous songs during the latest Van Halen Tour. I’ve always thought that David sounded “somewhere in between a dying cat and cow giving birth.” Van Halen have sold over 80 million albums worldwide. This proves that our opinions are only personal memos and don’t really mean that much to everyone else.


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      • brenda November 13, 2012 at 22:07 #

        as a fan of Franks I must say no one gives his all as much as he does .. I have never met him but he has what it takes .. granted it is a tough business and unless you conform to the industry these days it is hard to make it .. he has done online shows on and weather he’s playing to 100 10 or 1 person he gives his all to make it the best show you will ever see .. he has made an effort to personally call some of his fans and reaches out as much as he can either on facebook or through emails .. he has the drive and is open to the opinions of people such as yourself Objective Rachel, and I am sure he has taken note of it .. maybe he will make it to the big time and maybe he won’t but he has a dream and he strives to make it a reality .. if he gave up over one bad review it would be sad .. I honestly thought Mick Jagger Bob Dylan and a few other not so cute or awful ( in my opinion) singers never had a chance either but look how they have held up over the years .. Frank Palangi has talent ,drive and desire and is willing to learn how to improve ( not that he needs it ) .. I loved the review and Keep Rocking Frank

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  2. brenda brown November 13, 2012 at 22:28 #

    as a fan of Frank’s for over a year ( who also never met him personally) I can say he is a genuine person , he reaches out to his fans and makes us feel special by including us in all his endeavors.. he has done shows on and weather hes playing to 100 10 or 1 person he gives his all .. he has personally called many fans thanking them for their support, who today does that regardless of their place in the music world .. will he make the ranks of a John Bonjovi or Pearl Jam who knows but he has he right to have a dream and the opinion of one person will not deter him from that .. Objective Rachel , you are entitled to say what you feel but to those of us who know frank know he has a dream and the will to make it happen and I am proud to say I will back him all the way

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