"Wedge" (Self-produced)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

The Rick Hunter Band plays good old-fashioned rock in the vein of Loverboy, Peter Frampton, Medicine Mann, and Ted Nugent. I even hear a little bit of the riffing style made famous by Neil Geraldo (of Pat Benatar fame) and the fluidity in the guitar solos so eloquently performed by Michael Schenker. Rick Hunter’s voice is rich and perfect for the style that he plays. At times he sounds like an amped up John Mellencamp and other times he evokes the rich sound of Foreigner’s Lou Gramm.

Unfortunately the Rick Hunter Band is not metal or really even hard rock - nor do they ever pretend to be (much to their credit). The performance of Rick Hunter, Andy Gustafson, and Peter Echeribel is tight and economical – the solid chops and musicianship cannot be denied. However, the typical Rough Edge reader probably won't be clamoring to hear the Rick Hunter Band.

"Wedge" was produced by Rick Hunter.

Rick Hunter Band is Rick Hunter on lead guitar and vocals, Andy Gustafson on bass and vocals, and Pete Echeribel on drums.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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