Mitch Ryder, der begnadete weiße R&B Sänger hier mit seinem 1980 erstmals veröffentlichten Album 'Naked But Not Dead', dem zweiten Release auf seinem eigenen Label. Album-Opener wie 'Ain't Nobody White',
'It's Not For Me (The Corporate Song)' und 'War' machren das Album zu einem Rock-Highlight und Mitch Ryder zum Erfinder des Modern Rock.
When Mitch Ryder returned to singing and performing in the late 1970s, he was already a rock’n’roll legend. After traumatic teenager success with the
Detroit Wheels in the Sixties, he spent some years regaining his health and confidence. The result was the formation of a new band and a brace of new albums. ‘Naked But Not Dead’ was the second release on his own Seeds and Stems label, first issued in 1980. Although famed as an R&B singer, on this set of nine songs Ryder explores a range of musical influences, including reggae and punk rock. At heart, Mitch remains a soul singer, who grew up under the influence of his Tamla Motown heroes. But there is
always a counteracting dose of boogie rock to lighten the mood. This CD has informative liner notes that recall the career highlights of a well respected artist, now hailed as one of the founders of modern rock.
1. Ain't Nobody White
2. It's Not For Me (The Corporate Song)
4. Future Looks Bright
5. I Got Mine
6. Spitting Lizard
7. True Love
8. I Don't Wanna Hear It
9. Home Town