Saturday, March 11, 2017


Steven Van Zandt aka Little Steven with Bitter Fruit. From the album Freedom - No Compromise (1987).

Catchy song but I try not to listen to the lyrics too hard. Officially it's a song about bananas in Guatemala, but in reality it's about Little Steven having gone bananas himself. Everyone bringing out LP's with titles that sound like communist manifestoes should be regarded with a healthy dose of suspicion, and it ain't different with this guy. His only genuine claim to stardom stems from his musical talents, but for the lyrics you are far better off with Engelbert Humperdinck. Or Rihanna.

Live with All Over You. Album Throwing Copper (1994).

These guys - Ed Kowalczyk (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, songwriter), Chad Taylor (lead guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums) - first came to my attention as Studio Brussel picked them up in the mid-nineties. Weirdo Kowalczyk left in 2009 and was replaced by a Chris Shinn. I hear he returned a couple of months ago however.

Goede nacht.


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