Irish singer Ricky Warwick spent most of the last two
decades with New Model Army and Brit metal band The Almighty. After
the Almighty broke up in 2001, Warwick has rediscovered his
Love Many Trust Few was co-produced by Joe Elliott of Def Leppard,
though musically the CD has little in common with that band. (Elliott
also helmed Warwick's previous solo album, Tattoos and Alibis, in
In fact, the album has a much different feel than you
would expect from Warwick's background. He may have come up in the
business listening to the Clash, Motorhead and the Ramones, however Love
Many Trust Few gives you the feeling that he had quite a few albums by
the likes of Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, Rodney Crowell and John Mellencamp.
He works up a lather in the stomping rockers "Anybody
Wanna Waste Some Time" and "Johnny and Elvis," and yet he is not afraid to do a sweet acoustic ballad
like "New Neighbors, Old Fences" and the heartbroken love song "Come
Back To Me." The song "Guilty" has a roots rock-vibe, undoubtedly
stemming from the plucked banjo line unobtrusively anchoring the track.
"Cold September" could become a staple on AAA radio. "Ain't Comin'
Round" is as close to good old-fashioned rockabilly as you're going to
get for the new millennium.
With musical assists by Elliott, Ian Hunter and Vivian
Campbell, the album sounds great. Love Many Trust Few is a
surprise coming from the tattooed former metalhead -- but it's a good