I Love Rich

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The Greatest Rock'n'Roll Record Of All Time!!

I Love Rich - The Greatest Rock'n'Roll Record Of All Time!! ©2001 Self-Released
1. Rock And Roll Party Tonight
2. Mr. Heartbreaker
3. Hot Chocolate
4. World's Greatest Lover
5. Ferrari Action
6. You Want My Action
7. Gonna Gonna Get Some
8. Feel The Heat
9. Touch My Sexx
10. Like A Rocket
11. Doctor Tung
12. Hot Chocolate (reprise)

With a album entitled The Greatest Rock'n'Roll Record of All Time!! and songs claiming at least one member of this band is the "World's Greatest Lover", one will hope to whatever deity one sends hope to that this band is thoroughly tongue in cheek. With luck, there is a lot of sly, self-effacing humor at work here. There'd better be because if these guys are singing any of this with complete and total seriousness, this world is in major trouble.

I Love Rich is a Chicago trio who essentially play glam rock with a Ramones approach. Each of these songs are designed to be anthemic and catchy singalong sessions, but tend to have a slightly punky way of going about it. The songs ooze dumb rock egomaniac self-aggrandization the same way many glam bands of the 80s did. KISS is obviously a major keystone in this band's approach, considering the lyrical nature of many of these songs. Considering that the band is as homely as anyone writing for Satan Stole My Teddybear, one hopes that declarations of the Rich Crew's studliness is as serious as my claim that I have record review groupies.

This is the type of record that may fly over the head of serious metal fans and will probably appeal to little punkers for the schmaltz factor. You can't help but giggle to yourself while listening to this record as I Love Rich does nail down pretty much any glam rock cliche imaginable here and with any luck, they are taking themselves a little less seriously than some of those late 80s hair bands did.

Review by John Chedsey

Review date: 11/2001

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