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VISIONS OF LIBERTY:
MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT-MEMPHIS EXPERIMENT, LIBERTY

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American Songwriter: Prince's "When You Were Mine"

Prince isn’t known for his talkativeness with the press, but there is a quote taken from an interview with Tavis Smiley of PBS that shows the admiration he has for his longtime fans. “When you don’t talk down to your audience, then they can grow with you,” he said. “I give them a lot of credit to be able to hang with me this long, because I’ve gone through a lot of changes, but they’ve allowed me to grow, and thus we can tackle some serious subjects and try to just be better human beings, all of us.”

Those fans to whom that quote refers know that the Prince phenomenon began well before 1999 and Purple Rain. For one shining example, there’s “When You Were Mine”, which can be found on his third album, 1980’s Dirty Mind. The song is old enough that it predates his obsession with shortening words into letters. (That’s why it’s not “When U Were Mine.”) Yet it still stands as one of his most convincing lust-gone-wrong songs.

The song also displayed Prince’s budding musical versatility, something that would come to the fore in his subsequent commercial breakthroughs. Although His Purpleness was already known at that point for sweaty R&B workouts and soul come-ons, “When You Were Mine” strikes the aural pleasure center via the kind of melodic New Wave for which Ric Ocasek might have traded his best pair of Wayfarers. Featuring snapping drums and Farfisa-styled synths (all played by you-know-who), the song doesn’t contain an ounce of flab. [Read More]

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Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels - Sock It To Me Baby (1966)

Have you guys heard? We got a huge show coming up at the end of the month at the Rustic Frog. Sadly, it’s 21 & over, so no kiddos but it will be filmed for DVD/VOD/MP4 release by Swerve Video to be distributed by Smart Mark Video.

Here’s what we have in store so far:

In your main event, “Never Say Die” Josh Crane will take on “The 1” Christian Skyfire in a No Rope Barb Wire match. This match will also feature other weapons wrapped in barb wire. The winner of this match will win a spot in the 2014 King of the Deathmatches, put on by IWA Mid-South Wrestling.

Ian Rotten will take on, making his return to wrestling to “his town”, “Marvelous” Mitch Ryder. There’s some suspected bad blood between these former business partners and it all comes to a head on 5/31.

Jamin Olivencia looks for more gold to put around his waist when he takes on the EPW Openweight Champion, Tripp Cassidy w/ Jason Saint.

Reed Bentley will be in action. The EPW board of directors have not appointed him an opponent at this time.

Paredyse finally gets his hands on Joe Pittman’s merry men when he tags up with “The Party Animal” Justin Storm to battle “The Future” Eddy Young & “The Man with Too Many Monikers” Marcus Edwards w/ Mr. Sosa.

All that plus all your EPW favorites such as “Diamond Cut” Ace Perry & more! 

More matches coming together as we speak! You do not want to miss this show. If you thought our last show, Hardcore Harvest 2013, at the Frog was crazy. Wait til you see this one!