I was pretty disappointed from his last album. Don't know exactly what was wrong; maybe it was the sound in general. This one here is a killer! Right from the very first chord it will hit you like a hammer. Ramos' guitar almost jumps out of the speakers, sounds powerful and fresh. Seems like his energy also inspired the long list of supporting musicians. In short terms: this is a must for all fans of old-fashioned yet up-to-date playing and sounds. Very highly recommended. KID RAMOS - gtr/voc, TOM MANN - pno, JEFF TURMES - bass, RICHARD INNES - drums. Special guests: PAUL DeLAY - voc/hca, JOHNNY DYER - voc/hca, RICK ESTRIN - voc/hca, JAMES HARMAN - voc/hca, CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE - voc/hca, ROD PIAZZA - voc/hca, ROD PIAZZA - voc/hca, LYNWOOD SLIM - voc/hca, plus horns.
Born on January 13, 1959, in Fullerton, CA, blues-rock guitarist David "Kid" Ramos inherited his love of music from his parents, who were both professional opera singers. When his father grew tired of life on the road, he settled down with his family, buying a gas station in Anaheim.
One day, when Kid was eight, he bought his son an electric guitar and amplifier from a customer passing through. By his teenaged years, Ramos was playing friend's parties and nightclubs on a regular basis, joining harmonica expert James Harman's blues-based band in 1980 (all its members sported sharkskin suits), playing up and down California alongside such punk bands as X, Oingo Boingo, the Blasters, and the Plimsouls.
Kid played with the Harman Band for most of the '80s, until his departure in 1988, and although he filled in as the guitarist for the outfit Roomful of Blues, decided to put his musical career on the backburner to focus on his home life and start a family (for the next several years, Ramos was employed as a water delivery man).