The Library is now open limited hours for in-person services and Curbside Holds Pick-Up. Read more about current services, find out about our hours of operation or Curbside Holds Pick-Up and Book Returns.

Are you gonna go my way
(Music Recording)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Beverly Hills, Calif. : Virgin, p1993.
Music Recording
Physical Desc:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Louisville Adult Music on CD
Call Number
Last Check-In
Louisville Adult Music on CD
On Shelf
Dec 21, 2019
The cover indicates that Are You Gonna Go My Way is Lenny Kravitz's bid for rock stardom. Designed in the style of an early-'70s record, it features Kravitz in hippie clothing, apparently exposing himself to a photographer -- in other words, he's a dangerously sexy counterculture rebel. That may have been true in 1970, but in 1993, he simply sounds like a weird sideshow exhibit, the man who never lived past 1973. Of course, it's easy to make such potshots, but Kravitz opens himself up to such attacks. No other artist, especially a successful one, has been quite so devoted to the past and ignorant of the present. Since he has considerable talent for songcraft and production, Kravitz isn't nearly as bad as he could be, and Are You Gonna Go My Way is just as enjoyable and more accomplished than its predecessors. This time around, Hendrix is his chief influence, as evidenced by the roaring title track, and he does expand that with his traditional Lennon, Curtis Mayfield, and Prince obsessions. Song for song, it's his most consistent album, although by the end of the record, his painstaking reproduction of classic rock sounds begins to appear a bit too studied, suggesting that Kravitz may have hit a creative wall. Nevertheless, that does nothing to diminish the enjoyment of this record. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Also in This Series
More Like This
APA Citation (style guide)

Kravitz, L. (1993). Are you gonna go my way. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Virgin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kravitz, Lenny. 1993. Are You Gonna Go My Way. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Virgin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kravitz, Lenny, Are You Gonna Go My Way. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Virgin, 1993.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kravitz, Lenny. Are You Gonna Go My Way. Beverly Hills, Calif.: Virgin, 1993.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeJul 27, 2020 04:50:38 PM
Last File Modification TimeJul 28, 2020 04:10:32 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJul 28, 2020 04:00:02 AM

MARC Record

LEADER01506cjm a22003614a 4500
007sd fungnnmmneu
008930401s1993    caurcn   d          eng d
0241 |a 077778698425
02802|a 0777 7 86984 2 5|b Virgin
035 |a .b59058821
035 |a 27841800
040 |a JBL|c JBL|d OCLCQ|d MVP|d OSU|d CoBoFLC
1001 |a Kravitz, Lenny.
24510|a Are you gonna go my way|h [compact disc] /|c Lenny Kravitz.
260 |a Beverly Hills, Calif. :|b Virgin,|c p1993.
300 |a 1 sound disc :|b digital ;|c 4 3/4 in.
50500|t Are you gonna go my way --|t Believe --|t Come on and love me --|t Heaven help --|t Just be a woman --|t Is there any love in your heart --|t Black girl --|t My love --|t Sugar --|t Sister --|t Eleutheria.
500 |a Booklet containing texts of songs inserted in container.
5110 |a Lenny Kravitz, vocals, drums, bass, guitar ; with accompanying musicians.
650 0|a Rock music|y 1991-2000.
650 0|a Popular music|y 1991-2000.
655 7|a Sound recording.|2 local.
655 7|a Young adult music.|2 local.
907 |a .b1742222x|b ls |c -
902 |a 200727
998 |b 0|c 080707|d g|e h |f -|i eng|g 0|h ls
907 |a .b1742222x|b bm|c -
9989 |a b2008/07/07 b019 ci nb
998 |a lsv 2012/05/23 680 mm
945 |f CD|a POP/ROCK|b KRA|d 12-16-2019 18:44|e  - - |1 12-21-2019 13:41|g 1|h  |i R0502397246|j 1|l lsmca|n mkw|o z|p $14.99|q -|r -|s - |t 11|u 11|v 1|w 0|x 2|y .i24346378|z 120523