Friday, February 07, 2014
Ricky Rat is back!
"Tokyo Pop" starts things off with a bang. It's a celebration of youth and fun and the way great rock n' roll transports us to a place where our troubles cease to exist. Those guitar licks are catchier than the clap, and I can only hope that that chorus ("Everyone's doin' the Tokyo pop/Even after the music stops") will spread like an epidemic and bring joy to the entire planet. "Glitter People" opens with a bubblegum glam guitar hook straight out of 1973 and rings with echoes of Hanoi Rocks and Gen X pop/punk goodness (plus a dash of Thin Lizzy). Give it one listen, and it'll be stuck in your head all day. Which song's "the hit" here? I don't know - flip a coin!
Vinyl junkies can look forward to a limited release (300 copies) of this hit single on New Fortune Records. And you can make a digital purchase right now over at Ricky's Bandcamp page. If somehow you've never heard Ricky Rat or the Trash Brats before, this ain't a bad place to start! With so many newer bands today mixing powerpop/punk and T.Rex/Sweet glam stylings, perhaps the climate is right for a Ricky Rat world takeover!