10 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though it’s in the tradition of Super Session—a 1968 album featuring Stephen Stills, Electric Flag’s Barry Goldberg, Al Kooper, and the late Michael Bloomfield—the best moments on Can’t Get Enough by The Rides (the new trio of Stills, Goldberg, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd) are the covers. Is Stills mending fences or instigating new rivalries with this strong interpretation of Neil Young’s “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World”? Whatever the case, that track—along with a take on Muddy Waters’ “Honey Bee”—are the predictable moments gone right, while the wild-card cover of Iggy & The Stooges’ “Search and Destroy” is both unexpected and surprisingly dead-on in spirit and in execution. Times surely have changed when Stephen Stills is covering Iggy Pop. The originals here stick closer to the usual blues formula and should appeal mostly to Shepherd fans and hardcore blues enthusiasts. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though it’s in the tradition of Super Session—a 1968 album featuring Stephen Stills, Electric Flag’s Barry Goldberg, Al Kooper, and the late Michael Bloomfield—the best moments on Can’t Get Enough by The Rides (the new trio of Stills, Goldberg, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd) are the covers. Is Stills mending fences or instigating new rivalries with this strong interpretation of Neil Young’s “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World”? Whatever the case, that track—along with a take on Muddy Waters’ “Honey Bee”—are the predictable moments gone right, while the wild-card cover of Iggy & The Stooges’ “Search and Destroy” is both unexpected and surprisingly dead-on in spirit and in execution. Times surely have changed when Stephen Stills is covering Iggy Pop. The originals here stick closer to the usual blues formula and should appeal mostly to Shepherd fans and hardcore blues enthusiasts. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Rangerbear2 ,

Riding The Blues!

First, this album is the Rockin’ Blues! Not sure what one of the reviewers was listening to, but I found the covers to be nice, but far less substantial than the original songs included in the CD. Simply put, this is the best recording by Stephen Stills since Manassas or Super Sessions—it’s just that good. There are only 10 songs in the collection, and of those a few are covers, leaving only a scarce handful of originals to carry the entire CD. But, the music by Stephen Stills, Barry Goldberg, and Kenny Wayne Shepard is powerful enough to do just that and more. Something wonderful has transpired here; something akin to the Alchemists dream of turning digital signals into gold—and we are all the beneficiaries of this amalgam of musical magic.

patham ,

Good Stuff

These guys need to stick together and give us more. Blues Rock at it's finest. One song that stands out to me..

Only Teardrops Fall….fabulous!

The rest, covers and all, good, good stuff!

19t61 ,

FANTASTIC!!

Can't wait for a seond cd! What a great collaboration of musicians!!

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