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]

4 comments:

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...

molotov said...

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

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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