Ridin' Drivin' Wakan
Veteran songwriter and multi-instrumentalist STEVE STEWARD has played bass in concert for many of the architects of vintage rock and roll. And he's still writing music and playing guitar in his weirdo lefty-but-strung-righty style. This, his first solo album, (with help from the various Farmhouse players, real, imagined or trans-dimensional), includes booklet insert designed by the author, and some of his vintage '70s line-drawn artwork. Acidified. Eye the black and white under the sky camo disc. It's called 'The Crack in the Universe' and it's a trip.......... Reviews & descriptions OF THE SONGS: 1. REWORKING THE CLONE is a guitar-laden instrumental with some Spike Jones treatment from deep space, and with good reason. The clone needs some work... 2. Vintage motor heads, that's an unmuzzled '79 Dodge Lil Red Express truck driving thru DO YA WANNA DRIVE? This 'carguy' tune rocks it hard, and makes bears go crazy. May also interest chauffeurs, philosophers, NASCAR drivers and soccor Moms. 3. TAKING YOU ALONG flashes the light on John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Glenn & Jeanne Steward, and Terra Shan - this planet. We're all riding along together. 4. & 5. A mated pair of train travel tunes with all the bells and whistles: A RIDE ON THE COAST STARLIGHT blows some horn and gets jazzed out on the left edge. GOIN' GOOD rocks passengers thru the turnouts and on to the welded rail. (Authentic Amtrak train sounds are credited!) Dedicated to lovers and railfans everywhere. 6. The combined DRIVIN' JOHNNY B. and imbedded instrumental jam PROUD HIGHWAY make this 'the eleven-minute extravaganza'. A remembrance of playing vintage rock and roll behind Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Ronnie Spectre and many others. 7. Someone called TIME IS NOW a 'left-handed gospel protest' song. More like a demand to stop these cover-ups. The truth IS around here somewhere, so keep your scotch glass handy just in case. 8. The song WAKAN, (pronounced wah-kahn), borrows from the Lakota (Native American) word meaning big and sacred, or spiritually powerful. We'll all take sacred flight and land safely with the help of friendly star beings. Who? And what are these people doing here? If your mind has been asking you these same questions, that's good. Keep asking.