Ricky Warwick: Tattoos and Alibis

Irish born, Scottish raised, Ricky Warwick is the former front man of 80’s metal band, The Almighty. The Almighty looked tough and sounded tougher. A mix of Motorhead, AC/DC and SLF. The big problem with The Almighty was that they were signed to a major label over in the UK, who put constant pressure on them for “the hit”, diluting what could have being one of the great metal bands and when the hits didn’t come, The Almighty were given the short shift and told to eff’ off

Tattoos and Alibis is Ricky’s first solo effort and it’s stripped down acoustic root’s rock, kind of like Mike Ness on “Cheating at Solitaire” – all steel guitars, whiskey bottles, gruff vocals and broken hearts. Unfortunately, the big problem here again is the eff’ing A&R guy whispering in Ricky’s ear, “We need a hit.”

July 2004

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