Love Many Trust Few
2005, Sanctuary Records
One of the best new albums to come along this year. This is truly where it’s at. A great blues based rock album with a hint of the south tossed into the mix for good measure.
This is my first exposure to this fantastic artist and I’m glad I found out about it. This has been a staple in my car for a few months now and it just keeps getting better.
Great rockers like “Johnny or Elvis?” to the anthem like “I Don’t Know What To Do”, Ricky delivers some great guitar driven rock. In places on the album there is a touch of rockabilly style guitar tossed in. Another excellent track is “Anybody Wanna Waste Some Time?” with it’s fast paced drum beats and slightly distorted guitar and killer solo. It is on this song that features such memorable lines like “Sweatin’ like a whore in church”. When you hear stuff like this it gives you a little smile and it will stick in your mind. This is another of the albums great anthem like rockers that will definitely go over well in a concert situation.
There are a few mellower tunes on here in the form of “New Neighbors Old Fences” , “Cold September” and “Sometimes Even Losers” which feature some nice acoustic guitar work and heartfelt vocals.
Ricky is destined for the top if this release is any indication of what he can do. Clearly one of the best albums you can buy all year.