"Downtown Newyorkers Ruin Everything"
Forumite Bob Hoffnar holds down the steel chair in this
New York studio punk art quartet. Bandleader Justin Asher composed
most of the tunes, which are a bit reminiscent of Frank Zappa. Bob's
pedal steel is very much "on the edge" both in tone and
in the choice of notes.
It's worth noting that all parts (guitar, steel, double bass, drums
and percussion) were written by Asher. Bob recorded his parts with
only drums as a reference. Bob plays well, of course, but the genre
is far from the mainstream styles we expect to hear on a steel guitar.
If you're looking for country, move on. Those downtown Newyorkers
- The Alpine Slide
- Before She Wakes Up
- Thunderball (v)
- Kathryn Eby
- We Three (v)
- Theme From "Mr. Heavy Lung"
- The Road To Paradise
- Xavier Chapman And His Company
(v) = includes vocal