Ricky Warwick is a classic case of a musician that has been busting their ass, putting out quality material over the years, and no matter what he does, he just can’t catch a break with the masses. Then one day the stars align and he becomes the frontman of Thin Lizzy, which transitions into Black Star Riders. For those of you that just became familiar with Rickey, and have no idea about his previous work, he has put out several solo albums, and was a part of one of the most underrated hard rock bands to come out in the 90s, called The Almighty. Let’s take a look back at the Scottish band’s catalog.
“Resurrection Mother” was the first thing I ever heard from the band, and from the Hammond intro I was hooked! The track kicks off their debut album Blood, Fire & Love.
The band was gaining popularity in Europe, but they were still looking to gain popularity in the States, this video however made it on to Headbanger’s Ball.
Like many bands, the 90s came, and bands started changing to keep up with everything that was going on, the first single off of Powertrippin, “Addiction” demonstrates this perfectly. Heavier, grungier, but still kicking ass.
1994’s Crank was not originally released in the states, and did not come out until years later when it was reissued. The album still holds up as my favorite by the band, and one of the best hard rock albums to come out during the 90s.
Just Add Life saw the band switch directions big time, with less hard rock, and the influence of punk, ska, and political issues in the UK being moved to the forefront.
Coming off of 2001’s self-titled album, translated into English, the title of the song is Death’s Spark.
The final studio release by the band was import only in the states, 2001’s Psycho-Narco.
I would have loved to have been able to curate a playlist for everyone to check out, but unfortunately, only three of their studio albums appear on Spotify, along with a live release. You can however pick up their entire catalog from Amazon.