Have you heard about the new band The Red Locusts?
Apparently Rick Springfield has been sending copies of their album (literally an album – on red vinyl) to some of his friends, who say the singer sounds remarkably like him. Yet he denies it and instead says it’s a musician named Paul Ramone (who looks remarkably like RS, if you were to take away his mustache and Indiana Jones hat).
The other member of The Red Locusts is Scotty Skuffleton (any relation to “Skippy Skuffleton“? Hmmmm…)
Watch RS’s conversation with Vance DeGeneres (and meet “Paul Ramone” here.)
Mark Goodman (former MTV VJ now on SiriusXM), who has listened to Rick Springfield songs for decades now, also insists that The Red Locusts singer sounds a lot like RS. (Watch that here.)
Even RS’s dog Bindi and Matt Bissonette’s dog Buddy joined the conversation. (See that here.)
RS, who appears to be the official spokesman for “Paul Ramone,” shares some information about the new band and album here. (On a side note, did you know that Paul McCartney used the name Paul Ramon as a pseudonym during a 1960s tour? Totally random fact and probably just a coincidence, right?)
Here’s more about The Red Locusts, which is shared on the RS merchandise site.
This clear, red vinyl edition of The Red Locusts is sure to be a rare collector’s edition. Only 1,000 are available for this limited pressing and no more will be available. Each vinyl record comes with a certificate of authenticity hand-signed and numbered by Mr. Paul Ramone and Mr. Scotty Skuffleton. Shipping will be 5-7 days from order placement.
The cost for the red vinyl album is $139.00 (plus shipping).
For more information about The Red Locusts, visit www.theredlocusts.com.
- Under The Rainbow
- Another Bad Day For Cupid
- Sons And Daughters
- Miss Daisy Hawkins
- Glow Worm
- Insert Your Name Here
- Vanity Skies
- Deep Blue Sea
- Love Is Gonna Save The Day
No word yet whether the album will also be released on CD, on streaming apps or cassette tape.
P.S. Aren’t RS fans lucky that their favorite rock star is also an actor and that he has quite a silly side, which is so appreciated in the middle of a pandemic…)