Tag: Rick Springfield

The Ricks Just Keep On Rolling

 Australian-American singer, songwriter and actor Rick Springfield celebrates his 74th birthday today. His 1981 break-through album “Working Class Dog” gave him the hit single “Jessie’s Girl” which went to number 1 in his native Australia and the USA. He also won the Grammy Award for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” that year. He had further success with a number of follow-up albums throughout the eighties particularly in the United States, and hit singles including “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “Affair of the Heart,” “Human Touch” and”Love Somebody.” He has continued releasing new music on a regular basis through the years.

Springfield has just released his latest studio album, “Automatic” which contains 20 new songs. It has been described by Rick as stylistically fitting somewhere between his albums “Working Class Dog” and “Tao”. “Automatic” sees a return to his first love of guitar-based power pop with keyboards, while lyrically featuring his favored subjects of love, sex and death. “Automatic” was written and produced by Springfield himself and he plays all guitars and keyboards on the album.

“She Walks With The Angels” is one of the first singles to be released and is new this week on RadiJohan.