OK, I just listened to the "Bring Back The Real Don Steele" stuff for the first time just now, and I gotta say this is your masterpiece, Mr. Smolin. The songs are exquisite, both in writing and in playing. The band is amazing. Thanks so much for the advance copy. Are you ever going to put the spoken word tracks up here? How was it making an album without Stew? That must've been weird. Anyway, I am going to listen to this thing over and over again. I'm kicking myself cuz I totally could've gone to the show at Echo Curio when you recorded this and was just too lazy and flaked out. What a mistake. Oh, well. And I agree with sooterkin about the "upper echelons" regarding your songwriting. I hope people start noticing what a major league talent you are finally!
Just heard "Lily of the Valley" and "One And The Same" for the first time here. Beautiful new additions to the bootleg demo series. Can't wait to hear what these will sound like with the full-on studio treatment.
Wonder if Stew will produce the next one . . .