is my first encounter with Ruffians
formed back in the early 80’s and it could very well be my last…
because I’m not exactly stunned. In early 1989 the band split up, but
the fans and supporters remained to this day, making a Ruffians
reunion a reality when the band was invited to play Germany's legendary
Bang Your Head
Festival in June of 2004.
I’m sitting here with their much anticipated new album titled "Desert of
" and I find myself somewhere between
heaven and hell. I actually enjoy listening to this album but when the
CD is done I find myself in a corner of my living room shouting; -
What??? I like their music, especially their guitar riffs but I do not
of the tracks, except for “Live by the Sword”
and a few riffs!!!
Some of their songs remind
me a tad of early Saxon and I
can’t just say I’m a fan of Saxon.
Their music goes in one ear, and out the other. Of course it all comes
down to a matter of taste, but “
” does not much for me.
The production is good and
the cover artwork is fine and I’m sure that fans of Ruffians
will dig this album. But the rest of you should listen before you
“Live by the Sword”.