RICK SPRINGFIELD – The Red Locusts (2021)

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For the band ‘The Red Locusts‘ all started few months ago with their self-titled debut album promotional campaign endorsed by RICK SPRINGFIELD. The band’s members are listed as singer-guitarist Paul Ramone, bassist Scotty Skuffleton, drummer Skippy Skuffleton, keyboardist Duncan Sweets and guitarist Beau Weevil.
Well, in fact, this is a RICK SPRINGFIELD new album / project, a vehicle to do some of the other type of music he loves without his name behind.
However, this is pure Springfield, as the songs are being written by him and Matt Bissonette – the former guitarist in his band who he also co-wrote songs with on “Rocket Science,” “Venus in Overdrive” and “Songs for the End of the World.”
The rest of ‘The Red Locusts’ are reputed musicians; i.e. the drummer with the fun fictitious name ‘Skippy Skuffleton’ is in fact the unique Gregg Bissonette (Steve Lukather Band, Stan Bush, Satriani), etc.

Musically, ‘The Red Locusts’ isn’t too far from RICK SPRINGFIELD’s regular music, just more classic pop with strong Beatles, Jellyfish, ELO, The Raspberries, etc influences.
On first listen, my favorite songs are “Glow Worm” and “Insert Your Name Here” – the latter gives all fans an opportunity to pretend RS wrote a love song about them, which is really exciting for your inner-13-year-old self.)

“Miss Daisy Hawkins” is a fun song, with lots of Beatles references (for context, Daisy Hawkins was the original name of the character of Eleanor Rigby). Also really like “Honestly”
And “Another Bad Day for Cupid” is pure RICK SPRINGFIELD, a rock&pop song that easily could be placed into any any under his moniker.
A fun, melody driven album with a timeless feeling. Highly Recommended


01 – Under the Rainbow
02 – Another Bad Day for Cupid
03 – Sons and Daughters
04 – Miss Daisy Hawkins
05 – Honestly
06 – Glow Worm
07 – Insert Your Name Here
08 – Vanity Skies
09 – Deep Blue Sea
10 – Love Is Going to Save the Day

vocals, guitar – Paul Ramone aka Rick Springfield
bass . Scotty Skuffleton
drums – Skippy Skuffleton
keyboards – Duncan Sweets
guitar – Beau Weevil



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