Stephen Pearcy to start recording follow up to solo album ‘Smash’
Great news for fans of Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy as the singer has recently announced that he will start recording solo album number five, which will be the follow up to his critically acclaimed solo album Smash.
The following message was posted on Pearcy‘s Facebook page on February 14, 2018:
“Start recording in couple days solo record #5. Time to kick yr ass with Erik Ferentinos, then we fly. You’ll get what you deserve on this one☠ and more. First drums then more fun”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Smash: “The album compromises of 13 original tunes. The impression I got after listening through this record is that it is really a walk through Pearcy’s memory lane. It has some tracks which bare a crazy resemblance to Ratt‘s original sound, like “Ten Miles Wide” and “Jamie” where guitars are really making a throwback to the Crosby and DeMartini style of dual play. There are songs which remind me much more of Pearcy‘s solo efforts like “Hit Me With A Bullet,” “Lollipop” and the excellently energetic “Dead Roses.” There is a track called “Shut Down Baby” which could be probably on the ill-fated 1996 RATT‘s Collage album as it reminds me of “Steel River” which was also a rerecording of Pearcy‘s original tune “Railbreak.” There is even one track — “Want Too Much” which could fit on Pearcy‘s former band Arcade‘s sophomore effort, and often forgotten A/2 release. Finally, there is also a complementary power ballad “Summer’s End.” So in my opinion, the only area Pearcy didn’t explore here are his industrial like attempts from his Vertex days in the late ’90s.”