Roadmap

by Ed Ryan

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"The Power Pop excellence that is Roadmap...For all that Ed knows about writing a Power Pop chorus and riff, the guitar playing on this album is just sublime. This album is a fine lesson in how to write a Power Pop hook and play Guitar."...I Don't Hear A Single

"Roadmap is a rocker with nonstop hooks. You know, a characteristic of almost all rock'n'roll back in the day. That makes it timeless, not timed out...a classic, fulsome Power Pop sound"....Pop That Goes Crunch.

Ed Ryan was songwriter/lead singer/lead guitarist for seminal late 70’s NYC power pop band The Rudies and was managed by Hilly Kristal in the late 80’s releasing an album on the CBGB label. Roadmap is a much needed re-introduction to Ryan’s brand of old school power pop.

“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” is a great rocking theme that recalls the heyday of The Knack, full of hand claps and buzzsaw riffs throughout. “Heartbreak In Disguise” is part Procol Harum and part Stones; stylistically setting it apart from the other songs (in a good way.) “Bridges are Burning” is a standout gem that has a classic ‘60s songwriting style updated, brilliant harmonic accents reminded me of the Toms. Another standout “Elvis’ World” has some great lyric and character study about “What constitutes a weirdo?” with a dense chorus and atonal piano break. The title track is a confessional ballad that really delivers the emotion with each strum of the guitar that builds to epic proportions; with the addition of strings, and a burning solo worthy of Joe Walsh. Highly Recommended....Powerpopaholic

"When the soul hits your power pop you create something special."...sweetsweetmusicblog

"Fresh and pure sensibility"...Startrip Webzine

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released June 23, 2016

Produced and Recorded by Ed Ryan

All Instruments and Vocals by Ed Ryan

Songs Composed by Ed Ryan

Mastered by Larry Lachmann

Cover Art by Jesse Ryan

Graphic Design by Gary Bollinger

All Around Help...Mitchell Bollinger

Much Love and Thanks to Susannah Eaton-Ryan

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Ed Ryan

Ed Ryan was songwriter/lead singer/lead guitarist for seminal late 70's NYC power pop band The Rudies. He was published by Carlin Music and worked out of the Brill Building in the early 80's. As a member of Jupiter Jets Ed was managed by Hilly Kristal in the late 80's releasing an album on the CBGB label. Ed has just released the tuneful and crunchy solo album Roadmap! ... more

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