The Rides are back and in their own Virtual World
We return to the established artists again for our #TrackOfTheDay, as we welcome back The Rides and their new album Pierced Arrow. We’ve picked Virtual World from the latest album from the blues rock supergroup and we must say we are quite impressed, despite not being overwhelmed by their last effort. The Rides burst onto the scene in 2013 with their album Can’t Get Enough which featured a cracking cover of Big Maybelle‘s That’s A Pretty Good Love.
For some reason supergroup material rarely becomes a chart success, and unfortunately Can’t Get Enough only made number 39 on the US album chart. However the boys will be hoping for a better result this time around. The group consists of Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on guitar and vocals, Kenny Wayne Shepherd also on guitar and vocals, and Barry Goldberg formerly of The Electric Flag on keyboards. The touring band also features Kevin McCormick on bass and Chris Layton on drums.
Virtual World is one three tracks available from Pierced Arrow which is set for release on the 6th May – the other two being the opener Kick Out Of It and I’ve Got To Use My Imagination. The song is a slow and soulful track with neat guitar and harmonised vocals, not trademark Stills nor trademark Shepherd, and I guess that is just one of the things we really like about it. Let us know what you think in the comments below and join us for another #TrackOfTheDay tomorrow.
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The Rides - Virtual World
We must say we quite like this little track. Although this isn’t really saying anything considering that we think the sun shines out of Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s backside here at The Blue Cafe. Hopefully the rest of the album will continue along the same lines with some rock and roll here and there. Here are some stars for the really neat solo in the middle.