Ridin' the Storm Out is the third album by REO Speedwagon, released in 1973. It was the first album to feature Mike Murphy on vocals. The sessions started out with Kevin Cronin, but he left the band before the album was finished, due to creative differences. The title track would later become a hit for the band on their live album, after Cronin had returned to the band. Kevin's original version of "Son of a Poor Man" is featured on the compilation album A Decade of Rock and Roll: 1970-1980. "Son of a Poor Man" and "Ridin' the Storm Out" were featured on the live album Live: You Get What You Play For.