Monday, November 12, 2012
Gem Of The Week
I came across this LP over the weekend. I had never seen it before. Mitch Ryder, backed by Booker T. & The M.G.s and produced by Steve Cropper. Really? On Dot Records, no less, home of Pat Boone and Gale Storm.
What the hell?
Needless to say, my ass was kicked. There are two songs that just don't work for me, "Boredom" and "I Believe," but two out of twelve ain't bad. This collaboration is exactly what one would hope for--raw Detroit rock and soul meets deep, funky Memphis R&B. BOOM!
Where has this been all my life?
I have never done this before, but what the hell? Here's the whole damn thing. I figured it's worth posting, since the CD goes for $625 on Amazon.
And when you're done over here, Burning Love? wants to know which song never fails to take you to a place, good or bad, no matter how many times you hear it or how many years have passed.