The guy must have fallen into a fountain of youth. At 71 Lenzen he not only still looks outrageously boyish, his music is also as uncomplicated as before, rock'n'roll-naiv in the best sense of the word. That's why we always liked him so much. In contrast to his ex-colleagues Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, the Liverpool drummer had never kissed the muse of great demanding art. He wants to have fun. And he does. Although the opener "Anthem" of the half-hour record is a hymn for the Love & Peace generation, it's still more fun than serious. There's a rock reggae and a sailor samba and on two songs buddy Joe (Eagles) Walsh makes the guitar itch. Nice to hear especially in the Abgeh-Classic-Rock of "Slow Down". They're unpacking a buddy holly chatty dummy too. Right guess. It's all fun. That's all it is. An evil rogue, who had expected different from our Ringo. A disc that will be forgotten pretty damn quickly, but a mighty entertaining swin swin swinfoot fun for the next oldie party. Without remorse. Just like that.
Top track: Anthem