OCTOBER 12th 2006
Ricky's new album is tentatively titled Jet Black & Beautiful and will include the following tracks, although this is not the final running order...
See September 30th News for more info on the forthcoming album.
Also, the gig mentioned below at CBGBs on Saturday night, 7th October, in support of Debbie Harry & Chris Stein from Blondie was eventually cancelled on the day of the show.
CBGBs will be closing its doors for the last time on October 31st & leaving its NYC home at 315 Bowery where it has been since it opened in December 1973.
OCTOBER 5th 2006
"On the road yesterday I got a call from the good Dr. Malin. He sez, "You wanna open for me opening for Blondie acoustic Saturday Night?". Sure I sez, like it's no big deal.
One of these days my life will just stop being amazing.
- Ricky The Notorious J.B.P."
Check out the Shows page for all of Ricky's upcoming gigs.
SEPTEMBER 30th 2006
The recording & mixing of Richard Bacchus' new full length electric album is completed. The album features Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls) producing & playing bass, Frank Ferrer (Guns & Roses, Honky Toast, Psychedelic Furs) on drums, Christine Smith (Jesse Malin, Ryan Adams) on keyboards & vocals & Karmen Guy (Mad Juana) on vocals. There is no release date or title for the album as yet.
A new four track EP titled This Machine Is Worth $1 features songs from the forthcoming album. Rough mixes of some tracks can be found on the Sounds page & on Ricky's MySpace. Also, there are some downloads available here.
SEPTEMBER 8th 2006
RICHARD BACCHUS Solo
Armed with little more than a well rehearsed sneer, "Señor El Cheapo", The Acoustic Guitar, a $3 suit jacket and some eyeliner he found in a dressing room, Richard The Jet Black Pimpernel steps into the heady North Carolina night. He fires up his trusty, busted, black Nissan Sentra and speeds off, into the dark heart of Olde Downtown Raleigh. He'll go mano a mano for ten bloody rounds with the deep souths drunkest, and live to tell the tale.
- Richard Bacchus"
AUGUST 8th 2006
This will be part of the final week of shows at the legendary NYC Rock club which in its time has played host to the likes of Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, various Ramones, & was a favourite haunt for D Generation.
JUNE 11th 2006
Ricky has started recording a new electric album. Some rough mixes can be heard on the Sounds page.
"It's me singing and Guitaring & some Pianisting, Sami Yaffa Bassing in Your Face, Producing, Mixing, Vocals & Percussing, Frankie "THUNDERCHUCKER" Ferrer on Drums, Christine "16" Smith on Piano, Keys & Vocals, Karmen Guy on vocals & Melodica, Jimmy Vespa on Trumpet, & Elvie The Doberman makes several appearances if you listen carefully.
Cheers & Jeers would be greatly appreciated.
Special Thanks to No Fekking Bastard
This is a GHOST BOY INTERNATIONAL Production.
Oh Yeah, I Need a Fekking Label.
Ciao Bastards, XXX
- Lil' Richard Bacchus, The Atomic Elf"
APRIL 2nd 2006
An acoustic demo recording of a new song called 'Adios NYC' can be heard on the Sounds page. The new song is an ode to New York City & offers some explanation as to why Rick is leaving the city after spending much of his life there.
Ricky also left me a short message recently, saying his "record is coming along really nicely". I will post more news on that as I get it!
JANUARY 15th 2006
Ricky has recorded a demo of 'Luckiest Girl', a song that he wrote with Brijitte West for the band New York Loose, originally released in 1994 as the B-Side of their second 7" single 'Green Light Semaphore'.
Ricky's new recording of the song can be found on his MySpace area.
JANUARY 1st 2006
Richard Bacchus currently has 3 forthcoming shows in 2006:
Thursday January 5
Tuesday January 31
Saturday March 11
Remember to check Richard Bacchus Shows for further shows in 2006 & updates