All By Myself (CD)

Frontier Records - 12 €

This is one of my personal top 5 records ever!

All by Myself is the debut solo studio album by the American multi-instrumentalist Rikk Agnew. It was originally released in October 1982, on the label Frontier. It was produced by Agnew, and co-produced by the then-Adolescents producer Thom Wilson. Agnew played all the instruments on the album. The band D.I., which Agnew joined in 1983, included cover versions of the songs "O.C. Life", and "Falling Out" from this album for their debut album, Ancient Artifacts, which was released in 1985.

In a retrospective review for AllMusic, critic Ned Raggett gave the album three and a half out of five stars and wrote that "Possessed of a good mid-range punk voice – no sneering or bellowing, not really singing but not just talking over the songs either – he creates the same basic rush he brought to his early stints in the Adolescents and the faster Christian Death songs he [had] worked on, but with a slightly poppier bent at points that perfectly balances sass and strength, while not being afraid to experiment from time to time either".