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RICHIE ONORI’S BLUES MESSENGER CHAMPION HUMAN RIGHTS AND INDIVIDUAL FREEDOMS ON “IN THE NAME OF FREEDOM”
“The system is rigged in such a way that “We The People” are pitted against each other to create controversy, chaos, and fear. Their intent is to distract the attention away from them. We can’t, as citizens, come together to defeat this attack if we don’t know who the real targets are. There are very few that know who the targets are – do you?” Richie Onori
(HOLLYWOOD, Calif.) – Richie Onori’s Blues Messenger, fronted by rock musician Richie Onori, champion human rights and individual freedoms with the release of “In The Name Of Freedom,” scheduled to drop early July. The album was produced by Dave Jenkins, known for his work with, among others, Tori Amos, Dionne Warwick, and Tower of Power.
The band (Phil Woodward, guitar; Marvin Sperling, bass; Richie Onori, guitars/vocals) is fronted by Onori, renowned for his high-energy drumming in both Sweet as well as Heaven And Earth, both of whom he continues to be active in.
“Power To The People” is a call-to-action anthem:
United we stand, divided we fall.
Together we win, you will answer the call,
Here is the simple truth, I dare you to see,
We better come together, if you want to stay free.
Other tracks on In The Name Of Freedom: “American Fighters,” “Hey You (You’d Better Think Again),” “Buffalo Nations,” “Blues Messenger,” “Long Live Rock,” “The Answer,” “Come Together We’re The U.S.A.,” and the title track.
“Maybe you think it’s far-fetched that there could be a global plot to control our world citizens here and abroad in every which way that could be conceivable. Well, think again,” asserts Onori. “Right now the global elite along with their corporate partners and cooperative governments have an insidious plan for all of us and at this moment is being rolled out. With advances in technology it is just a matter of time that they will have it all sewn up worldwide.”
“We the people do have the power right now,” continues Onori, whose previous album, The Days Of Innocence, was selected 2012’s “Rock Album of the Year” by Rock Over America magazine. “The time is now to organize and unify before it’s too late. As citizens let’s focus on what is ethically right instead of being separated and distracted by this petty political circus in front of us and which is being purported by the bought-and-sold media.”
Hot on the heels of Richie’s “Days of Innocence” is his latest release, “In The Name Of Freedom”. This new record is a snapshot of Richie’s view of where we stand as Americans, and a call to action to work for change and stand up for what you believe in. Go to Richie’s website to check out the sounds and buy the album – available as a physical CD, an album download and individual mp3 downloads.
Vents Magazine online has a feature on Richie in the April issue, pages 36-37. If you go to the online edition there is a live video of Richie embedded in page 36. Richie Onori – Vents Magazine pg 36-37
Richie has been featured in the March 2013 issue of Blues-E-News Magazine! Check it out on pages 62-63!
Artist: Richie Onori
Album: The Days of Innocence
Label: Onori Records
Reviewer: Melissa Martinez
Date: Aug 28, 2012
Richie Onori, probably best known as the drummer for The Sweet, has recently released a CD of solo work. While you may know Richie as a great drummer, on ‘The End of Innocence’ he does a lot more than keep a steady beat. He handles vocals, guitar, and harp at times, proving that he’s a multi-talented musician.
This album has a California Rock feel, with shades of the Blues, moments of Pop appeal, and a true feel of a simpler time. Lyrically it comes across as an emotional journey for Richie that he’s decided to share with listeners.
The title track reminded me of something that would have been on the airwaves in the late 60’s. With its easy and laid back vibe it certainly takes you to a simpler time. ‘Goodbye Cruel World’ has a Rockabilly feel to it with the tempo and composition, while the next track, ‘Runnin’ Down the Devil’s Road’ has the feel of an old Country tune.
‘Candle In My Heart’ is a lovely ballad, and shows more diversity in the song styles that Richie is capable of pulling off. Personally, ‘Space Boogie Woogie’ was my favorite track on the CD. On it elements of the 70’s Rock sound meet with classic Boogie Woogie, and just make the song a lot of fun to listen to.
While on first listen it may seem a little simple, the thing to keep in mind is that when an artist gives you a CD that isn’t full of effects you get to appreciate the talent. Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from screaming guitars and lyrics that are full of anger. Richie gives an album that is intelligent and well produced, allowing you to appreciate the obvious talent throughout.