Never in My Life

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In the tradition of their huge hit "Mississippi Queen," "Never in My Life" is a virtual Cream homage, complete with some liquid, bluesy guitar lines from Leslie West. A great descending bass and guitar pattern leads the melody, giving the song a tough edge. A lust song rather than a love song, it captures rock & roll at its most dirty, non-romantic best. One of the highlights of the performance is West's powerful vocal shouts, which shows him to be an under-recognized purveyor of blue-eyed soul.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Climbing! 1970 Legacy / Columbia 4:50
On Top 1974 Collectables 3:52
Masters of Metal: Crankin' up 1970-1980 1989
Various Artists
JCI Associated Labels 4:15
No Image 1994
Various Artists
Risky Business / Sony Music Distribution 3:51
Over the Top 1995 Legacy / Sony Music Distribution 3:51
Crankin' Up 1997
Various Artists
Rock Anthems [K-Tel] 1998
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution
Dock Rock Presents: Classic Rock Weekend 2006
Various Artists
Sony BMG 4:21
Crossroader: An Anthology 1969-1974 2010 Esoteric Recordings 3:52
Twin Peaks/Avalanche Beat Goes On 4:15