Love Many, Trust Few

Ricky Warwick

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Love Many, Trust Few Review

by Rob Theakston

Following the success of Tattoos and Alibis, Ricky Warwick returned to the studio armed with a boatload of new songs and inspiration. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that his patron saint is one of hair metal's finest crooners, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott. Anyway, this 14-song offering is just what fans want and would expect from the man who learned to play guitar from listening to Johnny Cash records: alt country twists with bits of renegade folk, and drinking songs thrown in for good measure. Contributions from Elliott, Ian Hunter and Vivian Campbell help give Love Many, Trust Few a more polished sound than Tattoos and Alibis, and at times Warwick sounds like a younger, more rebellious version of Steve Earle. It's not trailblazing music by any means, but in terms of personal growth, it's a major step in the right direction.

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