Stephen Stills forms new group, covers Neil Young and the Stooges
Stephen Stills has formed a new group, The Rides.
Playing alongside guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg, The Rides are due to release their debut album, Can't Get Enough, on August 26 through Provogue Records.
The 10-track album has been produced by former Talking Head, Jerry Harrison.
The line up on Can't Get Enough is augmented by Chris Layton, Shepherd’s drummer, and CSN bassist, Kevin McCormick.
Scroll down to watch Stills, Goldberg and Shepherd discuss the album.
Can't Get Enough was inspired by the 1968 collaboration with Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper. The Super Sessions album featured Stills’ guitar work on one side, and Bloomfield’s on the other.
Tracks include covers of Neil Young's "Rockin' In The Free World" and Iggy and the Stooges' "Search And Destroy" alongside Muddy Waters' "Honey Bee" and Elmore James' "Talk To Me Baby" and a previously unrecorded Buffalo Springfield-era Stills song, "Word Game".
"In the spirit of that simple, raw authentic 40s and 50s blues music the three of us love, we got in there and boom! A few takes and we were done," says Stills. "The songs have muscle; they don’t sound dated or contrived. They’re very natural and organic. I can’t wait to tour with these guys and start recording again."
The full track-listing for Can't Get Enough is:
Mississippi Road House
That’s A Pretty Good Love
Don’t Want Lies
Search And Destroy
Can’t Get Enough of Loving You
Rockin’ In The Free World
Talk To Me Baby
Only Teardrops Fall
The Rides will begin on a world tour beginning in September, with UK November dates to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
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