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  • Summary: This is the second full-length release for the blues-rock band that includes Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Barry Goldberg.
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  • Record Label: 429 Records
  • Genre(s): Blues, Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Album Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Hard Rock, Contemporary Blues
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  1. Uncut
    May 31, 2016
    70
    There's some fine original songwriting, particularly from Stills. [Jul 2016, p. 79]
  2. 70
    Devotees of blues-rock and the trio’s past glories will relish taking a spin in their new model.
  3. May 26, 2016
    60
    While rockers such as Mr Policeman are sufficiently rambunctious (only descending to barroom romping on Willie Dixon’s over-played My Babe), The Rides shine brightest on slower outings such as Stills’ poignant There Was A Place (which sees him lamenting lost friends), Shepherd’s intimate By My Side and Goldberg’s riveting I’ve Got To Use My Imagination, which he wrote in 1973 with Gerry Goffin and became a hit for Gladys Knight & The Pips.
  4. Mojo
    May 31, 2016
    60
    Pierced Arrow's 10 tracks range from strutting, power-chord anthems and barroom boogies to riff-driven shuffles. [Jun 2016, p.91]
  5. May 26, 2016
    60
    Ultimately, it's this guitar interplay that's the attribute of Pierced Arrow. Some of the songs stick out--particularly, Stills' two attempts at social commentary, "Virtual World" and "Mr. Policeman," both of which would've fit on a CSN LP -- but this is a record about instrumental interplay, not about songs.
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