Fireworks

Rhino's Revenge - 'II' Hot

http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/df/c4/f3/rhinos-revenge-ii-9-1449605136.jpg
Written by Central Electronic Brain     December 08, 2015    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
6099   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Title

Title

Label

Label

Genre

Genre

It's sure to appeal to Quo fans but you can extend that to anybody else who likes no-frills music, interspersed with intelligent and witty lyrics.

A veteran of the music scene, with stints working for the likes of Judie Tzuke, Kim Wilde and Dexy's Midnight Runners, John 'Rhino' Edwards is best known as the bassist for Rock legends Status Quo, a position he has held in the band since 1986. Not content with his bass duties, he has contributed songs to Quo records steadily since joining, with some of his most notable co-writes including 'The Oriental', and some of the bands most memorable Rockers from recent years, like 'Two Way Traffic' and 'Beginning Of The End.'

His backing vocals have fleshed out Quo's sound considerably as evidenced on the 'Bula Quo!' soundtrack and he has sung lead on 'In Search Of The Fourth Chord's song 'Bad News'. Rhino's Revenge is an outlet that sees him continue to handle bass, but also all the lead vocals, plus some guitar work, flanked by his son Freddie Edwards, himself an increasingly in demand guitar player who was seen playing on Francis Rossi's live tour and with Quo on the 'Acoustic' shows. The rest of the band also keeps it in the family, with Rhino's other son Max Edwards handling the drums and daughter Elly Mae on backing vocals, while Matthew Richard Starritt adds guitar and trumpet to proceedings.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


Issuing the first Rhino's Revenge record in 2000, Quo's busy touring and album schedule has seen to it that fifteen years have passed before a follow-up could be made. The music here will certainly please most Rockers, with 'Tomorrow Is Today' kicking things off with a heavy bass line and loud chorus. John Edwards' excellent lyrics are a big feature, with his satirical take on society's obsession with celebrities via the brilliant 'Famous' being a real standout. 'All The Girls Love A Bastard' is acerbic and amusing, while 'Secretary' has some excellent puns and innuendoes woven in amongst the 'Immigrant Song'-like riff. There's some real Quo foot tapping with the nod to older ladies, 'Cougar', and especially on the pounding 'One Note Blues'. 'My Name Is Stan' has a real energy and paints an amusing picture of life as a dog, and the choice of single 'Black Widows' Rocks hard and heavy.

The twelve tracks on offer showcase the group's passion and musicianship, as they recorded it old-school, all together, without computers or studio trickery. John Edwards handles the vocals with ease and while there is the odd exception like the Funk-tinged 'Powerplay', the bulk of material here is good, old fashioned Classic Rock.

It's sure to appeal to Quo fans but you can extend that to anybody else who likes no-frills music, interspersed with intelligent and witty lyrics. Well worth a listen!

James Gaden

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 
Powered by JReviews


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  May 2022  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
        1
  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
  9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 month, 3 weeks ago
  • Berny : @bpomper: Could you pls. contact me at «email» ? Many thanks in advance!
  • bpomper : if i bought the hard copy can i also download and if so how
  • bpomper : im checking to make sure my fireworks #98 was sent out transaction ending in 1241
  • Berny : @all: The download version of Fireworks #98 is available!
  • Berny : @RobC68: We really seem to share a love & hate relationship, right? ;) Pls. check your mail.
  • RobC68 : still waiting for download version of #98 to be available.....pathetic service
  • Berny : @iangreenfiel: The magazine is available in a number of WH Smith branches. Could you pls. contact me at «email» ? I will then send you the latest list of participating stores.
  • iangreenfiel : Can issue 97 only be ordered online? I've tried several branches of WHSmith and had no luck
  • Berny : @vialli999: I've just talked to the guys at Fireworks HQ, unfortunately, the print copy of #90 is no longer available. Sorry! :(
  • vialli999 : DO YOU HAVE A PAPER COPY OF ISSUE 90 BERNY ?
  • vialli999 : forget that last comment i found it....der
  • vialli999 : sorry but i must be really stupid how do i take out a subscription ?
  • vialli999 : I have the download i want a paper copy cheers tel
  • Berny : @vialli999: You get issue 90 from our download store. Would you like to purchase a physical copy?
  • vialli999 : STILL DESPERATE TO GET A COPY OF ISSUE NO. 90
  • Berny : You can pre - order FIREWORKS MAGAZINE #97 now!
  • Deeppurple#1 : Hi,I downloaded my free copy of issue #87 but I can't seem to open the file. Any advice?
  • Berny : RIP Alan Lancaster! :(
  • Berny : @Barneypippa: I forwarded your mail to the Fireworks team. You should receive a reply asap.
  • Barneypippa : My magazine (#96) hasnt arrived yet - should have been here last week
  • Rocktopia Te : @bakerstreetish: Pls. check your email for download instructions.
  • bakerstreeti : Hi, I just bought digital download #96. How will I be able to receive/access it? First time on this site. Thanks!
  • zom414 : Have they been posted out yet? Not received mine yet but may have the release date wrong!
  • Johns Band : Received glossy Fireworks 96 and one of best ever. I am still looking at pictures and "Revisit The Gods AOR Festive" should be great. Probably get download from issue 101 to save on space & it is read to me from audio voice. Already got Robben Ford Instrumental album "Pure" great stuff & Freddy King singing & guitar I love, so Bernie Marsden new album I will have on Amazon Prime. If you are into 70's Rock then new Help Yourself 6 CD Boxset + info will be good for you plus expert to pay no more
  • Berny : Fireworks #96 is out now! :)
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Pls. check your email!
  • Paul wiv : I have paid for issue 92 but it hasn't downloaded yet.
  • Berny : @Adamson: Bitte kontaktiere mich direkt, meine Mailadresse lautet «email»
  • Adamson : kann man hier auch auf Deutsch schreiben? denn ich h├Ątte eine Frage?
  • KI2000 : Wow, issue #95 has to be the BEST one so far. Congratulations guys!!

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site