RELEASE
1995
LABEL
Virgin
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Jam Bands, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Blues

Album Review

Fight for Your Mind fully embraces Ben Harper's influences (Dylan, Marley, Havens, and Hendrix) into a complete sound while simultaneously broadening his thematic and musical palette. Oliver Charles' tactile drumming and Leon Mobley's percussion work give a sparkle to Harper's music that was absent on his debut. Songs like "Gold to Me" and "Excuse Me Mr." show Harper growing as a poet, approaching ideas via more subtle avenues. The single "Ground on Down" and epic jam "God Fearing Man" capture some of the explosive energy of his live performances. The latter makes allusions to "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," and that's exactly what Harper does -- allows his trademark Weissenborn guitar to scream out to his audience. The only misstep on this album is his sophomoric weed anthem "Burn One Down," but one might argue that a little tarnish adds character.
Ryan Randall Goble, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Oppressionhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fight-for-your-mind/id723454512?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Ground on Downhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fight-for-your-mind/id723454512?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Another Lonely Dayhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fight-for-your-mind/id723454512?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Please Me Like You Want Tohttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fight-for-your-mind/id723454512?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Gold to Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fight-for-your-mind/id723454512?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Burn One Downhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fight-for-your-mind/id723454512?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Excuse Me Mr.https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fight-for-your-mind/id723454512?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. People Leadhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fight-for-your-mind/id723454512?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Fight for Your Mindhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fight-for-your-mind/id723454512?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Give a Man a Homehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fight-for-your-mind/id723454512?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. By My Sidehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fight-for-your-mind/id723454512?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Power of the Gospelhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fight-for-your-mind/id723454512?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. God Fearing Manhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fight-for-your-mind/id723454512?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. One Road to Freedomhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fight-for-your-mind/id723454512?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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