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Listen to John Doe's Spirited Rave-Up 'Never Enough'

Stream a song from the singer's upcoming album 'Keeper'

June 9, 2011 2:50 PM ET
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Click to listen to John Doe's 'Never Enough'

"Never Enough," the first track from John Doe's upcoming album Keeper, finds the rocker sounding as spirited and intense as when he was the frontman of the legendary punk rock band X in the Eighties. The song, a brisk rave-up complete with zippy horn blasts, soulful backing vocals and inspired lead guitar licks, sets the pace for an album that's noticeably more optimistic and upbeat than Doe's previous solo set, which had focused on a bleak country rock sound. Keeper won't be in stores until August 30th, but you can stream the song now.

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