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How I Spent My Vacation

How I Spent My Vacation

by Mitch RyderMitch Ryder


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Ryder recorded this hidden gem in 1978. Like his other post-Detroit Wheels albums, it's an angry album, full of the original songs that he had inside of him but wasn't allowed to pursue back in the day. As such, the lyrics seem to come at times in a garbled rush, as if Ryder had these songs bursting inside of him. It starts to wear after a few tunes (too much angst), but those in for the long haul will be rewarded with the performances on "Tough Kid," "Passions Wheel," "The Jon," "Falling Forming," and the closer, "Poster." Another closet classic here for those who want to investigate the other side of this Detroit rocker's career.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/14/2009
Label: Repertoire
UPC: 4009910514429
catalogNumber: 9105144
Rank: 128173


  1. Tough Kid
  2. Dance Ourselves to Death
  3. Passions Wheels
  4. Cherry Poppin'
  5. Freezin' in Hell
  6. Nice 'N Easy
  7. The Jon
  8. Falling Forming
  9. Poster

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mitch Ryder   Primary Artist,Percussion,Vocals
Johnny Badanjek   Drums
Billy Csernits   Keyboards,Clavinet,fender rhodes
Wayne "Tex" Gabriel   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Mark Gougeon   Bass
Dave Opatik   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Wilson Owens   Drums
Richard Schein   Guitar
Tony Suehy   Bass,Guitar
John Vass   Acoustic Guitar
Bugs Beddow   Trombone
Leonard Salano   Harmonica
Eayne Wayne   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Mitch Ryder   Producer,Graphic Design
Mark Calice   Engineer
Ron Christopher   Engineer,Remixing
Greg Reilly   Engineer
Ken Sands   Engineer
Tom Conner   Producer
Tom Connor   Producer

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