This isn’t the first time I’ve used that headline in 2009 – a live album recorded in the United States (Live in America) was released earlier this year. Hard to find, but extremely worthy.
Later this year – maybe even later this week – a new studio album recorded with Don Was at the controls will be released throughout the world. Originally titled The Promise, then later mis-titled You’re Nuts, Both of Them; it now appears that his first domestic studio release in nearly twenty-seven years will be called Detroit Ain’t Dead Yet. More here.
I’ve expounded on the legend and legacy that is Mitch Ryder before in these pages, so I won’t waste your time rehashing the same praises. I’m just thrilled that (1) the guy is still out there creating great music, and (2) his voice might be even better now. One listen to the recent You Deserve My Art or The Acquitted Idiot should prove that point.
So celebrate a true superstar of rock’n’roll. And if you’ve missed his post-60s career…boy, do you have a wealth of great music to catch up on.
Read my full review in PopMatters.