The Red Locusts now available on CD, streaming services and cassette

I’ve had a great morning listening to the new Red Locusts album! Such fun, upbeat, energetic songs, I can’t help dancing at my stand-up desk as I’m working today.

It totally has a Beatles vibe, which is great because they are one of my favorite bands.

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.” Because I watched the video for “Another Bad Day for Cupid,” that’s what I pictured when listening to the song.

The album is available on streaming services, as well as on CD and cassette at The band also now has a Facebook page.

The limited edition red vinyl looks like it’s still available on the Rick Springfield merch site and it has an extra song on it (“Love is Gonna Save the Day”) – that’s not on streaming version (and “Deep Blue Sea” is listed as “Deep Blue Skies” on the streaming version, which I assume is a mistake as the lyric is “Deep Blue Sea.”)

By the way, the secret is out that this is Rick Springfield’s new project (in case you couldn’t tell before), as he officially announced it on the last episode of the Working Class DJ show on SiriusXM. Plus the songs are listed as 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.” Before the pandemic, he toured with Elton John). Other band members are drummer Gregg Bissonette, (Matt’s brother and a drummer for Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band). Still not sure who “keyboardist Duncan Sweets and guitarist Beau Weevil” are.

What do you think? I’m happy to bask in the light of this new CD for a few months until he releases his next album (which he has called very dark, darker than “The Snake King”), which he has said should be out around November of this year.

He’s been really busy this past year! He talks about it in this recent interview and there are even some concerts on the calendar, including meet & greets.

Guess I better get back to work now…

‘Another Bad Day for Cupid’

Finally! Those who no longer have a record player can finally hear a song from the new band The Red Locusts!

The band released their red vinyl album back in March, which is still listed on the the Rick Springfield Merch site {despite the fact that Rick Springfield’s not in the band, according to Rick Springfield, although the singer sounds suspiciously like him, don’t you think?)

According to an article on that announces the video premiere of The Red Locusts song “Another Bad Day for Cupid,” a press release from Lolipop Records lists the band’s members as singer-guitarist Paul Ramone, bassist Scotty Skuffleton, drummer Skippy Skuffleton, keyboardist Duncan Sweets and guitarist Beau Weevil. (For more speculation on the band members, read “The Red Locusts on vinyl.”)

The single “Another Bad Day for Cupid,” whose video animated by Joe Garber premieres here, is exemplary of their sublime ’60s guitar pop, for fans of the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Jellyfish, Fountains Of Wayne, ELO, Big Star, the Move, the Raspberries, etc., “Video premiere: The Red Locusts, ‘Another Bad Day for Cupid’”

The video for “Another Bad Day for Cupid” is reminiscent of “Mission Magic,” the animated Saturday morning series from 1973 featuring Rick Springfield and his songs, and starts off with animated versions of the band members riding on red locusts.

Cupid is indeed having a bad day, as his arrows keep on missing the mark and wreaking havoc in this animated version of Seattle (a guess based on what looks like Space Needle, along with the mountains and the rain), beginning with a frog and spinning fan blades (the result wouldn’t have been appropriate for “Mission Magic.”) Other unfortunate matches include a car and a bus, a wrecking ball and a car with a guy inside listening to “Another Bad Day for Cupid” on his phone, and a fly and a female reporter’s uvula (that dangly thing in the back of a person’s throat).

The singer (who sounds like the singer Rick Springfield of “Working Class Dog” fame) tells Cupid that he ought to get a “working class” career. At the end, the animated singer directs the arrows’ paths and causes a love explosion in the city.

A very entertaining song – and you can really hear the Beatles influences. Enjoy the video and the song and share your thoughts if you’d like!

Video for The Red Locusts: Another Bad Day for Cupid, animated by Joe Garber