Willie Nile :: American Ride


WillieNileAmericanRide-coverWillie Nile is de ultieme New Yorkse rocker. Lou Reed, Ramones, Patti Smith, Deborah Harry. In dat rijtje hoort Nile thuis. 33 Jaar na zijn debuut (Willie Nile, 1980) komt hij met American Ride en die CD klinkt als het werk van een jonge God. Fris en krachtig. Wat poppier dan The Ramones, maar even energiek. Zijn ode aan New York, Life On Bleecker Street, is fantastisch en zou onmiddellijk gecoverd moeten worden door Blondie. Naast eigen nummers is er ook een monumentale versie van Jim Carroll’s drugslied People Who Died. Meer dan cool.

When Willie Nile recently sought help in underwriting his new album American Ride with a fundraising campaign on pledgemusic.com, his fans turned out in huge numbers, reaching his goal amount in a mere four days and ultimately exceeding it.
Anyone who’s familiar with the New York-bred singer-songwriter’s large and impressive body of work will have no trouble understanding why he commands such devotion and loyalty from his fan base. And anyone who’s paid attention to his recent output knows that Nile is currently in the midst of a creative renaissance that’s produced some of the most compelling music he’s ever made.


1. This Is Our Time
2. Life On Bleeker Street
3. American Ride
4. If I Ever See The Light
5. She’s Got My Heart
6. God Laughs
7. People Who Died
8. Holy War
9. Say Hey
10. Sunrise In New York City
11. The Crossing
12. There’s No Plave Like Home



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