Greetings! Let’s join Rugby in present day Portland, Oregon so we can travel back to the 80s!
Rugby: Worldly Wise
Six years in the making, Worldly Wise is Rugby’s debut album. There isn’t a lot I can tell you about the band because there doesn’t seem to be much information on the interwebs. They have a Bandcamp page. And they have a mention on someone’s Facepage. Oh, there’s also a blurb about them on The Deli – a local music scene site for various cities. Yeah… that’s about the size of it. We’re all caught up now, so the rest will be my impressions. YAY!
With the exception of Bag of Bones (below), you’d probably swear this album was made circa 1987. Perhaps it’s the Roland D-50 they use (introduced in 1987). Or maybe it’s the Weird Al Yankovic-like vocals. Most songs are short & sweet, three minute ditties. They’re surprisingly catchy. It’s like audio popcorn – it’s tasty and hits the spot, but it’s probably not filling. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially if you’re just looking for that aural snack to satisfy you until the next musical meal. Enough of my musings, what do you think?
Here’s your Spotify link.