PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS
MIDNIGHT RIDE

1966 *****

1. Kicks
2. There's Always Tomorrow
3. Little Girl in the 4th Row
4. Ballad of a Useless Man
5. I'm Not Your Stepping Stone
6. There She Goes
7. All I Really Need is You
8. Get it On
9. Louie, Go Home
10. Take a Look at Yourself
11. Melody for an Unknown Girl

To call Midnight Ride the best Paul Revere & the Raiders album would be an understatement. To call it one of the best albums of the 1960s would be an understatement. I call Midnight Ride one of the best albums of all time. It "Kicks" off with a rocking-good track that was later covered by The Monkees in 1986. It plows through one track after another, knowing just the right moments to add humor or to slow it down for a bit of a break. Their original version of "I'm Not Your Stepping Stone" has Mark Lindsay giving it his all, giving the classic song a depth that The Monkees' version lacks. The re-working of their old single "Louie, Go Home" is a vast improvement, and closing the album with "Melody for an Unknown Girl" is very wise. Anyone who gives this album less than a five star rating should have his head examined.


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