Justice Howard has corralled yet another icon from her Black Book of Fiends for her Thursday’s
“Fierce as Fuck” Radio Hour.
Mike Pinera is an American guitarist who started professionally in the late 1960s with the group Blues Image, which had a #4 hit in 1970 with their song “Ride Captain Ride”.
He was the guitarist for Alice Cooper from 1980-1983 as well as playing in a band Ramatam alongside Mitch Mitchell who was Jimi Hendrix’s drummer.
He is currently performing with the Classic Rock All Stars and the new Blues Image.
Pinera met the band Renegade through their manager, Kim Richards, who also managed Pinera at the time. They remained close friends and appear together in the television special “Renegade Live @ The House of Blues”, which was filmed before a sold out audience at the Hollywood House of Blues.
The major hit “Ride Captain Ride” which Pinera co-wrote and sang is a memorable epic solid hit
“Ride Captain Ride” has been featured in television programs and on several popular music compilations offered on television, such as “Flower Power, Have A Nice Day, PBS-My Music The 70’s and Sounds of the 70’s.” The song has been included in many feature motion pictures, including Anchorman.