Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Shane "Ride, Ride, Ride" 7" (1990, Horse Latitudes)

Not to be confused with the pro-wrestler of the same name, Shane is actually Wisconsinite Shane McMahon, and for this single (and a contemporaneous full length, Lifeboat Revolver) he's backed with a full band.  What little text that's been dedicated to the band/guy seems to purport they were a country/punk amalgam, but to me this is a straight-up, guitar-sy rock record, with a rootsy sway to it. "Ride, Ride, Ride" is a pounding, riff-addled banger that could have been given a rockabilly makeover in a different set of hands.  Love it just the way it is however, so I'm not complaining.  The more subdued (but markedly tense) flip, "Bareback" is exclusive to this record.  The aforementioned album "Ride..." is derived from, Lifeboat Revolver, has been given a new, digital lease on life here, and you can pursue more music from Shane as well.

A. Ride, Ride, Ride
B. Bareback

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