Ride This – The Covers EP

Ride This – The Covers EP is an EP by Los Lobos, released August 3, 2004 by Hollywood Records. It is a companion piece to the album The Ride, released three months earlier, which featured numerous guest musicians.[1] On Ride This, Los Lobos covers songs by seven of these artists, namely Tom Waits, Bobby Womack, Elvis Costello, Rubén Blades, Richard Thompson, 1960s Chicano rock band Thee Midniters, and the Blasters.[3]

Ride This: The Covers EP
EP by
ReleasedAugust 3, 2004
StudioCRG Studio, Rowland Heights, California
Jarvis Recording, New York City, New York
Indre Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Room 601, Embassy Suites, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
GenreRoots rock
Chicano rock
ProducerLos Lobos
Los Lobos chronology
The Ride
Ride This: The Covers EP
Live at the Fillmore
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic link
Rolling Stone link


AllMusic rated the album three-and-a-half stars out of five, writing that "Los Lobos honor the spirit of the originals while putting their own spin on the material".[2] Giving the same rating, Rolling Stone felt similarly, writing: "The band deftly rearranges the dynamics of each song ... the often exquisite results reveal new dimensions in every cut."[3]

Track listing

1."Jockey Full of Bourbon"Tom Waits3:29
2."More Than I Can Stand"Bobby Womack, Darryl Carter4:08
3."Uncomplicated"Elvis Costello5:12
4."Patria"Rubén Blades5:19
5."Shoot Out the Lights"Richard Thompson4:55
6."It'll Never Be Over For Me"Sam Bobrick, Norm Blagman3:44
7."Marie Marie" (live at the Aladdin Theater, Portland, Oregon, August 26, 1999)Dave Alvin2:56


Credits adapted from the EP liner notes.[4]

Los Lobos
Additional musicians
  • Cougar Estrada – drums, percussion
  • Victor Bisetti – percussion
  • Los Lobos – producer
  • Robert Carranza – engineer (1, 2, 5, 6), mixing (1, 2, 5, 6)
  • Dave McNair – engineer (3, 4), mixing(3, 4), mastering
  • Michael Comstock – engineer (3, 4)
  • Cesar Rosas – engineer (4)
  • Dan Gale – engineer (7)
  • Louie Perez – art direction
  • Al Quattrocchi – art direction
  • Jeff Smith – art direction
  • Tornado Design – design, photography
  • Max Aguilera-Hellweg – photography


  1. "Ride This: The Covers EP – No Depression Review". No Depression. 1 September 2004. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. Deming, Mark. "Ride This – AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  3. Garbarini, Vic (22 September 2004). "Ride This: The Covers EP – Rolling Stone Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  4. Ride This on Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
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