Germany’s Underdog Fanzine is into the new Vic Ruggiero LP.
“Vic Ruggiero is musically very versatile,” the site notes. “Be it [with] The Slackers, Rancid, [or] Transplants… With Stuff In My Pockets, Vic moves in completely different ways and is reminiscent of a troubadour who walks through the country and conjures blues, folk and Americana out of his pocket in retro sound. Vic is an outstanding singer/songwriter who produces wonderful roots rock songs that exude a lot of garage spirit (“Just like you!”), that 60’s Rolling Sones wipe out feeling, ya know?! But Vic can do much more. Blustery beach love songs with ChaChaCha and hula hoop or proto-punk smashers (“Stuff In My Pockets”). Dirty rock and roll and blues vibes float above everything, handmade and made for a really great session. The songs have an incredible intensity.” Read the review here in the original German, or just get the record started at your station.