Los Angeles, CA - In 1970, Tampa-based rockers Blues Image took audiences on the trip of a lifetime with their smash hit single "Ride Captain Ride" - a song that continues to embed itself in pop culture consciousness, showing up as recently as 2004 in the hilarious Will Ferrell comedy "Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy".
Vocalist/guitarist Mike Pinera founded Blues Image in the late 1960's and quickly turned the band into a powerhouse collective with a reputation for stunning musicianship and, of course, exquisite songwriting. Pinera left the group briefly to front the mighty Iron Butterfly (following this with an early 1980's stint as the guitarist in Alice Cooper's group) but he's kept the Blues Image fire burning bright for over five decades!
Now, a remarkable new collection, Timeless, that honors the songs of the past as well as brand new material will be released on CD this March 31st courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records.
Timeless showcases both Pinera's past accomplishments with fantastic new renditions of "Ride Captain Ride" and Iron Butterfly's "In A Gadda Da Vida" as well as his present skills as a songwriter on such tunes as "Love Is The Answer," "Pay My Dues" and more!
With guest appearances by blues rock legend Pat Travers and Journey's keyboardist/writer Jonathan Cain, Timeless is sure to be a hit among fans of Blues Image and classic 70s rock!
1. Ride Captain Ride
2. In A Gadda Da Vida
3. Fantasy Of Love
4. Come Back
5. Love Is The Answer
6. Touch My Heart
7. Pay My Dues
8. In The Garden Of Eden
9. Leaving My Troubles Behind
10. Butterfly Bleu
12. Something To Say
Mike Pinera artist biography from allmusic.com:
"b. 29 September 1948, Tampa, Florida, USA. Guitarist Pinera first achieved recognition as a member of the Miami-based Blues Image. In 1970 he replaced Erik Braunn in the then popular Iron Butterfly, contributing to Metamorphosis (1970) before leaving for the ill-fated Mother?s Milk. In 1972 Pinera surfaced in Ramatam, which also featured former Jimi Hendrix drummer Mitch Mitchell, before switching to the New Cactus Band in 1973. This itinerant musician then formed Thee Image, a promising unit which completed two albums, before he embarked on a lucrative career as a session musician.
Pinera was lead guitarist with Alice Cooper from 1979-82 his work appearing on Special Forces (1981) and Zipper Catches Skin (1982). He also released two low-key albums in his own right.
Pinera spent the best part of the next two decades working in the video format, assembling a huge collection of performances by classic rock artists. He instigated the Iron Butterfly reunion of the early 90s and released a new solo album in 1996. He also founded the Classic Rock All-Stars, a nostalgia-driven live attraction that has played to large audiences throughout America."
Classic rock icons BLUES IMAGE (featuring MIKE PINERA) prove that the best songs are timeless! Buy the CD: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/blues-image-feat-mike-pinera-timeless-cd/