Rich Kid Expre$$ “Psychodelic”

Following the debut EP “Bubblegum Radio” released earlier this year, this new album by Rob Richardson offers us 10 well played and well produced hard rocking songs. Although these songs are definitelty rooted in the 80s and early 90s hair metal era, you’ll also hear some 70s hard rock influences in “Cross The Line”, “R.K.R.” or in “Kaleidoscope Caravan”. “Do It Your Way” has a bit of CINDERELLA and EXTREME into it while “Lovesick Blues” riffs like a SKID ROW song and “Psychodelic” brings ELECTRIC BOYS to mind. Songs like “Sleep When I’m Dead” and “Pink Eye” would probably have been labelled as “big rock” in the early 90s but “Clock Strikes Four” is going in a heavier direction. Definitely worth checking if you’re into American hard rock! /Laurent C.

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Rich Kid Expre$$ “Bubblegum Radio” EP

RICH KID EXPRE$$ is a hard rock solo project by Rob Richardson (Squib Kick Records.) Opening song “You Went Too Far” brings us back to the 80s when glam metal rules the US, but then “The Way She Rolls” brings the late 70s to mind when hard rock, power pop and glam rock were heavily flirting together. Speaking of glam and glitter, that’s what you’ll get with “Bubblegum Radio”, a song reminding me of The SWEET and BAY CITY ROLLERS. “Just a Dog” is the heavier song of the EP, a bit like some of ALICE COOPER‘s 80s songs and “Steamroller” is a classic hard rock tune that you could have heard in the soundtrack of any 80s horror movies. Besides being well written, played and produced, you can feel the passion of Rob for 70s and 80s rock in this EP and this is probably why it sounds so natural, as if time had stopped in 1986. Definitely worth checking out! /Laurent C.

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