Friday, June 6

ODDS 'N' SODS #15

[A quick note on Track #6: PRINCE's "When You Were Mine" [1980] has been covered by many an artist over the years, but, for me, MITCH RYDER's version will always be the A-number-1. Partly, this is pure nostalgia, seeing as the song received quite a bit of airplay in the Detroit area in the '80s. That's understandable enough, of course, what with Mitch being a Detroiter and all (technically, a "Hamtramcker"). The song was produced by JOHN MELLENCAMP (or John Cougar Mellencamp, as he was then known). Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, it has never been released on CD, so this less-than-stellar copy is all I have to offer. Hopefully, you can crank up the volume, ignore the aural infirmities, and still get your groove on. (Oh, and I just learned this a minute ago: Winona Ryder's real name is Winona Horowitz; she changed it to Ryder after seeing a Mitch Ryder album in her father's record collection. Well, whattaya know about that...?)

[MP3] THE DRESDEN DOLLS/"Pretty in Pink" [THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS cover] [2008]

[
MP3] SPARKS/"Let the Monkey Drive" [2008]

[
MP3] FABIENNE DELSOL/"Mr. Mystery" [2007]

[
MP3] SERGEANT/"K-Ok" [2008]

[
MP3] THE BUILDERS AND THE BUTCHERS/"Spanish Death" [2007]

[
MP3] MITCH RYDER/"When You Were Mine" [PRINCE cover] [1983]

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say THANKS for the MITCH RYDER/"When You Were Mine" mp3.

Haven't heard that song in years, lots of good memories...

10:27 PM  
Blogger molotov said...

Hey, I'm glad there are others out there who remember it. Now, if we could just get it released on CD....

12:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sept '08
When I try to play:
http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/10/8/273174/Mitch%20Ryder%20-%20When%20You%20Were%20Mine.mp3
I get the message:
File not found! Requested file does not exist. It may have been deleted or the URL is incorrect.
Alternate link doesn't work either:
http://boxstr.com/files/2292098_gbogh/Mitch%20Ryder%20-%20When%20You%20Were%20Mine.mp3

If there is a current valid URL available, could it be re-posted?
I first came across Mitch's great version of this song years ago in "Hot Dog - the Movie".

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