Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels !

You don’t know Mitch Ryder ?
Well, if you truly want to experience what a great kick-ass band The Detroit Wheels were in their prime and what a skunk-hot singer Mitch Ryder was in his young man days, this is the real deal ! High octane, turbo, high performance, super charged Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels didn't need to hail from the Motor City for those adjectives to be tossed their way, but it was certainly appropriate that they called Motown home. It was Mitch and The Wheels who served as the musical bridge between the Motown soul factory and the high energy, take no prisoners rock 'n' roll that would roar out of Detroit via Iggy & The Stooges, and MC5 !
Ok follow me, step 1, and step 2, and repeat.

Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels - Jenny Take A Ride
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels - Little Latin Lupe Lu
Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels - Shake A Tail Feather


Anonymous Pete (Liverpool UK) said...

Thanks for these.

I'd forgotten just how good this band were !!

11:30 AM  
Blogger guapo said...

Killer stuff, but don`t forget the "Devil with the blue dress on/Good golly miss molly" medley!

12:30 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Picking songs from a band like that is always a hard thing to do !

1:26 PM  
Blogger bigrockcandymountain said...

awwwwwww, hell yeah!

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Vaughn said...

I remember when my older brother first played me this band when they first hit the scene, they actually felt a little threatening then, and I mean that as a compliment. Thanks for the less-than-obvious choices!

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic! One of the most sadly overlooked, but highly influential bands in the history of rock 'n roll.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've been posting some great stuff! This one is a little pop for you, but still great music!

5:25 PM  
Blogger Fernet-Branca said...

Tu voudrais pas écrire en français, mon révérend. J'imagine qu'en écrivant en shakespearien, on te lit jusqu'aux Antipodes. Mais le racinien, c'est pas mal non plus ! Et pourquoi pas un blog bilingue ? Tout le monde, y serait content…

6:07 PM  
Blogger BabyBorderline said...

Hello, Reverend! Yesterday I put a surf instro band (from here) that I'd like you to know it. Hope you enjoy.

Always great to spend sometime here. You know, I play a lot of this things as DJ in a bar.

6:20 PM  
Blogger countrygrrl said...

just checkin what a bunch of killer tracks..this band can rock..thanks a pair of iggy pop's pants...keep up the faaaab selections...

9:52 PM  
Blogger Larry Grogan said...

F*ckin' A Rev! Great, great band!

10:34 PM  
Blogger Reverend Frost said...

Today's sermon is "Play Mitch Ryder Loud". And watch Godzillas.

(@fernet-branca : la question s'est posée une centaine de fois mais pour l'instant 'je stick to le anglais')
raisons personnelles...
En tout cas, amitiés provençales-irlandaises-espagnoles-allemandes mon très cher!

10:53 PM  
Blogger Tuwa said...

I hate the smogmonster. How did they ever defeat that, anyway? Mass transit and better mufflers? (It must have been a miniseries.)

Mitch Ryder et al. make me wish I had an organ and a group of people to provide handclaps.

6:39 AM  
Blogger Brownie said...

I had only ever heard 'Devil with a blue dress blue dress blue dress...'
The Hammond yeah! Thanks Rev.

5:24 AM  
Blogger Todd Lucas said...

I love these guys. A great Mitch Ryder tune from a year or two later is "I'd Rather Go To Jail".

4:56 PM  

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