Seems like there’s twice the amount of new music coming soon than was originally anticipated!
In a recent article on ultimateclassicrock.com – an interview with Rick Springfield, John Waite and Colin Hay in advance of this summer’s tour – RS casually mentions that not only has he been working on songs for a new album (which he has mentioned in past interviews), but that he has a second Red Locusts album (with Matt and Gregg Bissonette) almost ready to go! What?! He’s certainly full of surprises.
Here’s what he said about these two albums:
We have a second Red Locusts [featuring Matt and Gregg Bissonette] album actually ready to go. We haven’t mixed it yet. But once we started, we couldn’t stop. It’s more Beatle-y stuff. But I have a new record that I’ve almost finished that is very, very different for me. Like John was saying, it’s very up. I don’t know how to describe it. It’s very hard to describe your own music, but it’s hooks, which I kind of center every song on. And it’s got weird production. I don’t know. You’ll just have to listen. You actually have to buy it and find out. Because there will be one copy for sale for $1 million.ultimateclassicrock.com.
Read the article here.
Speaking of the summer tour, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of “Working Class Dog” (which came out in 1981), I wonder what songs he’ll play off that album. Obviously “Love is Alright Tonite,” “I’ve Done Everything for You” and “Jessie’s Girl.” I’ve heard him play “Inside Sylvia” at the Stripped Down shows (on a guitar app on his phone). It’s such a great album, what would you like to hear him play live? I think “Red Hot & Blue Love” would be fun, as well as “Carry Me Away.” Maybe a montage of all the songs in the order of the album?
Anyway, I just wanted to share this little bit of RS news in case you hadn’t seen the article yet.