Music Monday: Edgar Winter Group – Free Ride

Posted By on October 26, 2020

EdgarWinterGroupTOCOANIf the Edgar Winter Group performing “Free Ride” doesn’t make you at minimum tap your toe or move some part of your body a little bit … then I suspect your life is near its end. The song and group are just another in the long Music Monday list from the 1970s. That’s not to say a lot of the artists who peaked in the 1970s stopped performing, but in my opinion that is when they Edgar_Winter_Group_with_Rick_Derringer_1975were either creating or playing their best music.

Free Ride” was written in 1972 by Dan Hartman who also sang lead on the groups top 15 hit in 1973. The single version differs from the album cut in that it “contains a significantly brighter guitar track (that opens the song only on the left channel), added harmonics, a fuzz bass added to the bridge and other changes that contrast sharply with the "dry" LP mix. Most classic rock radio stations play the LP version.” (this one was engineered by Jim Reeves).

  Edgar Winter Group – Free Ride | 1973


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