Hi Folks. For those interested, I have a slightly unexpected so soon new album on the table with the title “Malice In Plunderland”.
The writing muse that usually evades me or slows for a while after a release continued unabated without my usual flat writing period following a finished album.
I have ten or eleven brand new songs about the “apparent" lunatic asylum we currently find ourselves in.
The release will be either July 4th 2022 or if I don’t quite make that date Sept 11th 2022.
I will try my hardest for the first of those dates and remember “Only Tinsel burns this good so, cheer the death of Hollywood”
Emotional Creatures: Part 3
The album is sure to challenge pretty much everybody lyrically with its controversial subject matter!
Steve has a fresh and extremely downsized guest list of musicians in complete contrast to the past, although others may be added in the future. The drums are played by the excellent Kyle Fenton throughout with lead guitar parts played by almost a family member, Geoff Lea, an amazing player from Steve's locality. Steve plays all other instruments himself as usual.
Little Boat (Part I)
He Who Pays The Piper
Rainy Day In New York
Word Salad Surgery
The Fourth Wall
I Won't Forsake Truth
Little Boat (Part II)
Please download this little freebie "My Death". The track is Steve's tribute to one of his main inspirers David Bowie.
This track was not written by Bowie however, but by Jaques Brel the controversial french musician who also wrote "Next" which was covered brilliantly by Alex Harvey, "Seasons In The Sun" by a few different artists and, the haunting "Amsterdam" also covered by Mr Bowie on the album Pin Ups.
Bowie played "My Death" at the end of his very last Ziggy Stardust gig at the Hammersmith Odeon back in the the 70s.
Steve's always fancied a crack at recording it and, did so two years back for an exercise recording on a new recording system for fun. It's been laying dormant on a drive there since then. It seemed an appropriate time to pull it out.
The track has been mixed to blend with "Island Of The Imbeciles" so people can add it to the playlist on their iPods etc. Enjoy!
Steve plays all instruments and mixed it at home. Rob Aubrey very kindly mastered it for free during a rare un-busy moment one afternoon, bless 'im.
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