Tuesday, December 16, 2014

You Get Your Kicks...

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels exploded onto the scene in late 1965 and over the next 18 months had a string of terrific hits starting with the classic Jenny Take A Ride. Playing a high-octane style of R&B that coupled the Motown sound with some high energy rock 'n' roll for a couple of years they could do no wrong until Ryder made the bizarre decision to become a solo balladeer. Not the best choice he ever made as his solo career failed to take off. What we are left with however is some of the finest songs of their era that went on to influence the likes of The Stooges, MC5 and The Boss himself. And not forgetting what a fantastic soul voice Ryder had.

You Get Your Kicks


  1. When I was a little kid...I'd go nuts whenever Devil With a Blues Dress came on in car.

    Somebody...I don't know if it was my Daddy or my Momma bought a greatest hits of theirs on cassette and I waited for the new to wear off and I "procured" it and played it on my tape recorder til it wore out.

    Love it.

  2. I don't know how anyone could listen to these records and not just wanna dance. Mitch Ryder is just Mr Rock'n'Roll...