Little Steven - Soulfire

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Little Steven - Soulfire

Post by threecoffins » 23 May 2017, 9:03pm

Anyone heard this yet? The album is quite good. MJ should take some notes here..


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Re: Little Steven - Soulfire

Post by muppet hi fi » 23 May 2017, 10:16pm

Wow! Another Sugar Miami Little Steven Silvio Van Zandt fan here! My brother ordered two copies, one for me; we'll have a listening party next Sunday after hoops.

I've heard three tracks, all excellent. He reprises several old songs he wrote for the Asbury Jukes, a couple covers and some new songs. Big early/mid-'70s soul vibe (Motown and Philly) - horn section, strings, some of his trademark funky Steve Cropper meets Keef Richards guitarings, sounds to be in great voice too.

And concur that our Mick should consider doing a proper solo album with whatever material he chooses, new/old/Clash/BAD/CS, etc.

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Re: Little Steven - Soulfire

Post by Flex » 23 May 2017, 10:19pm

I've heard stuff on Underground Garage, which I enjoyed but didn't totally inspire me to check out the record. Maybe I should give it a shot.
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Re: Little Steven - Soulfire

Post by threecoffins » 23 May 2017, 11:19pm

It's a nice cohesive album with great guitar work. Plus a nice little Morricone style number which I'm always a sucker for!

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Post by muppet hi fi » 23 May 2017, 11:40pm

threecoffins wrote:
23 May 2017, 11:19pm
It's a nice cohesive album with great guitar work. Plus a nice little Morricone style number which I'm always a sucker for!
Nice! Doesn't really surprise me, though. Steve (and Bruce) have decades of cinematic influences under their belts. Really psyched to hear the full album on good speakers this weekend.

btw, Three Coffins - love your Saint Bo avatar. Brilliant!

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Re: Little Steven - Soulfire

Post by threecoffins » 23 May 2017, 11:48pm

muppet hi fi wrote:
23 May 2017, 11:40pm
threecoffins wrote:
23 May 2017, 11:19pm
It's a nice cohesive album with great guitar work. Plus a nice little Morricone style number which I'm always a sucker for!
Nice! Doesn't really surprise me, though. Steve (and Bruce) have decades of cinematic influences under their belts. Really psyched to hear the full album on good speakers this weekend.

btw, Three Coffins - love your Saint Bo avatar. Brilliant!

Cheers! It's actually part of a larger visual project I'm working on. But I'm a Bo fanatic for sure :D

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Re: Little Steven - Soulfire

Post by muppet hi fi » 24 May 2017, 12:00am

threecoffins wrote:
23 May 2017, 11:48pm
muppet hi fi wrote:
23 May 2017, 11:40pm
threecoffins wrote:
23 May 2017, 11:19pm
It's a nice cohesive album with great guitar work. Plus a nice little Morricone style number which I'm always a sucker for!
Nice! Doesn't really surprise me, though. Steve (and Bruce) have decades of cinematic influences under their belts. Really psyched to hear the full album on good speakers this weekend.

btw, Three Coffins - love your Saint Bo avatar. Brilliant!

Cheers! It's actually part of a larger visual project I'm working on. But I'm a Bo fanatic for sure :D
Oh so that's your work? Well then, make sure in your project to get Otis somewhere in the Holy Trinity (and of course Chuck was at least an archangel!).

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Re: Little Steven - Soulfire

Post by threecoffins » 24 May 2017, 12:32am

It won't make any sense at all until you see it for yourself haha! It'll be released soon so I'll definitely post it

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Re: Little Steven - Soulfire

Post by muppet hi fi » 04 Jun 2017, 11:00pm

Have listened to 'Soulfire' about five times now, and yep, it's a grand record. Uniformly great songwriting and excellent production from Steve. His voice is a little less raw than in the past and with Springsteen, but that's OK - he's got loads of personality in his singing, and of course his firey guitar playing, lead and rhythm.

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Re: Little Steven - Soulfire

Post by PJayBe » 03 Jul 2017, 10:14am

Astoundingly good album. Saw him Manchester a couple of weeks back and that was fab too!

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Re: Little Steven - Soulfire

Post by pachyderm » 21 Jul 2017, 7:45pm

cool.

i saw him/them live here in nashville tn back around '83ish? little club on nolenseville road, don't recall the name. about 200(packed to capacity) of us in there. great show.

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