Ric Menck is a drummer, singer, and songwriter who lives in Los Angeles. He has been in bands since 1979, including the Drats, the Reverbs, Pop the Balloon, Bag of Shells, the Springfields, Velvet Crush and the Tyde. As a drummer, he has played on records by (and toured with) Matthew Sweet, Liz Phair, Aimee Mann, Willie Nelson, and Marianne Faithfull. He also runs a small record label dedicated to reissuing lost classics from the 60s and 70s, and he recently released a retrospective solo album The Ballad of Ric Menck, which PopMatters described as 'one of the best albums of 2004’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII: Genres: North America
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