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 lolipoprecordsstore.com. 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…

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

  1. It´s really a wonderful record – and, once again, Rick delivers an album which is different from its predecessors. He really is more versatile than most artists. Also, his gift for melodies and intelligent, witty lyrics is again on full display. Absolutely criminally underrated by a snobby music press, he releases songs which during the 70s and 80s would have been massive world wide hits. Highly recommended!

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    • It really is! It truly is amazing how his music is so versatile – he makes it so fun to be a fan! It’s also pretty incredible how he’s kept this project rather anonymous, it just shows how much he loves making great music for the sake of making music.

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