Prolific, consistent, steady, constant. These are just some of the ways to describe Robert Jon and the Wreck. It’s no longer a surprise when Robert Jon and the Wreck releases new music. They have been putting out new music at a relentless pace for over a decade. The pace has picked up even faster since joining Joe Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records.
Earlier this year, the band released Live at the Ancienne Belgique. The band also released an EP called One of a Kind. Now comes Ride Into the Light, which features eight tracks, including all four that appeared on One of a Kind. Similar to One of a Kind, Ride Into The Light opens with the rocking “Pain No More” produced by Dave Cobb followed by the same three tracks as “One of a Kind,” which are “Who Can You Love,” “Come At Me,” and “One of a Kind.”
“Bring Me Back Home” was released as a single in May and produced by Kevin Shirley and co-written by Ian Cullen. Henry James Schneekluth’s slide guitar is prominently featured throughout in what makes for some very accessible blues rock. Speaking of accessible, “West Coast Eyes” is a summertime, roll down the windows tune co-written by Grammy winner Tom Hambridge. The song was recorded at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles and produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith. Jake Abernathie’s keys are a great touch. “Don’t Look Down” is another song produced by the team of Bonamassa and Smith. It’s a fun rocker sure to get heads bobbin.
The album wraps up with the title track which features a Southern Rock styled guitar hook. Robert Jon Burrison belts in the chorus, “You spend your whole life at the edge of the night, so hold on tight, let’s ride into the light.” Another guitar solo that hits the spot from Henry James Schneekluth with Warren Murrel (bass) and Andrew Espantman (drums) holding down the groove.
Robert Jon and the Wreck continue to turn out memorable music with Ride Into The Light. The band certainly was surrounded with an all-star production team on this set of tracks with Joe Bonamassa, Josh Smith, Dave Cobb, and Don Was. There isn’t a bad track in the set. Ride Into The Light should continue Robert Jon and the Wreck’s wave of success, so hop in and don’t let up, this ride isn’t ending anytime soon.
The Review: 9/10
Can’t Miss Tracks
– Who Can You Love
– One of a Kind
– Bring Me Back Home Again
– West Coast Eyes
– Ride Into The Light
The Big Hit
– West Coast Eyes
Buy the album: Amazon