Any record that leads off with redneck rap (that’s so ridiculous it embarrasses the listener) is lucky to get past track one, but Ricky turns out to be a man for all seasons: he’s equally adept at aping Korn, Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins, Prince, Beck, N’Sync and probably some other fabulous radio stars I don’t recognize. He doesn’t, however, seem to have much inclination toward punk, ska, (actual) metal or anything else that might suggest sending a copy to a mag like this. Note to Ricky: Honky Mofo is a demo CD. Send it to record labels, not us.
–doug (Sick Pup)