by Rick Springfield
~ You know exactly what you’re getting ~
He’s never stopped writing perfectly-crafted power pop radio hits, even if the radio quit paying attention. He’s never going to share a stage with Metallica, but he’s far more rock & roll than you remember, and the melodies and lyrical themes are perfectly constructed for those nice power pop radio bites you wish you could get in the car instead of an endless parade of hip-hop infused quasi-synth dance beats.
The guitar is front and center alongside his voice with a rhythm section that knows they are there for support. Rick’s voice hasn’t changed in 40 years and neither has his songwriting sensibility, and that’s a great thing considering the high quality of his radio tunes over the decades.