More ‘Rocket Science’ details: Miss Mayhem

This just in from MelodicRock.com:

“Rick Springfield announces full ‘Rocket Science’ details.”

So here’s  a recap of what we know so far:

  1. The actual recording of “Light This Party Up”
  2. The live version of “Down” plus bits of the recorded version after the lights go on after a concert. (Written in the middle of an ice storm on a stranded tour bus’with Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus, according to the article.)
  3. Miss Mayhem:  a “blues-infused rocker,” on which he collaborated with indie artist Tad Kubler of the band The Hold Steady.
  4. The previous version of “Let Me In” (described as a “sensitive ballad.” Awww, love those…)
  5. A few lines of lyrics from “We Connect.”
  6. A mention in an interview that “All Hands on Deck” is a patriotic song (“anthemic,” according to this new article).

And good news – some additional tracks will be made available in coming weeks before the Feb. 19 release, according to the article. Yay!

 

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‘We Connect’ and ‘Let Me In’

The first review of “Rocket Science” came out a few days ago so I thought I’d include a link to that, here, too, especially because it includes a few lines of lyrics of one of the new songs on the new CD: “We Connect.”

It’s a very positive review (Melodicrock.com) and provides some clues to what the new CD sounds like: Rick Springfield delivers songwriting masterclass with ‘Rocket Science.’

And here’s a clip from a rehearsal from January when RS and his band were working on “Let Me In” (That song was a bonus track on “Songs for the End of the World.”)

So here’s what we have so far:

  1. The actual recording of “Light This Party Up.”
  2. The live version of “Down” plus bits of the recorded version after the lights go on after a concert.
  3. The previous version of “Let Me In” (great song).
  4. A few lines of lyrics from “We Connect.”
  5. A mention in an interview that “All Hands on Deck” is a patriotic song.

So now there are nine songs that are complete mysteries (the 8 others on the album plus a bonus track on the mp3).

And yes, I do realize that this probably stretches “fan” into “fanatical,” but one of the reasons I started this blog was because this is the kind of stuff that goes on in my head and it’s a way to not drive those around me crazy by actually talking about it.

Perhaps I should take the fact that my keyboard keeps freezing up as I write this as a hint that I should just stop now so I’ll go ahead and do that.