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The best kept secret of Rock ’n’ Rolls

"Holy Shit," thought Steve Gunn. "Is this really the same Person?" He stood in a New York gallery and heard the then-unknown Kurt Vile. Vile and Gunn grew u

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The best kept secret of Rock ’n’ Rolls

"Holy Shit," thought Steve Gunn. "Is this really the same Person?" He stood in a New York gallery and heard the then-unknown Kurt Vile. Vile and Gunn grew up in the same place, a small town outside Philadelphia. Were not friends at that time. But Viles Songs convinced Gunn. The musicians came into the conversation. A few years later, Vile Gunn asked if he would like to open some Shows for him. Sonic Youth hired Gunn as a Support.

it was Then that Steve Gunn played only instrumental Songs, meditative and avant-garde blends of Country and Noise. Then he discovered by American-Primitivism-artists such as John Fahey, the guitar and his voice. "I am very cautious, and it was only singing strange," says the American in a recent Interview with the Blog "Stereogum". But it made his music to be mass-market.

the role of The lyrics

At a small European Festival, he sang finally, for the first Time in front of an audience. He was glad that he was there, knew no one. In the following concerts, he gained self-confidence, told Gunn. Today, the journalists would say to him that you would not even care about big his Lyrics. "You mean that they simply like the sound of my voice. So I saw the actually, never."

In the process, writes Steve Gunn is very reflective and unusual lyrics. On his latest long-player "The Unseen In Between," he says, for example, of his deceased father. He wanted to fight like his brothers in the Vietnam war, then remained in the United States. Or of an elderly shop owner and his cat. "This is a metaphor, of course. It comes to emotional Support, and Worries about his loved one," said Steve Gunn on the acoustic guitar song "Luciano".

"Vagabond" by Steve Gunn. Video: YouTube/Matador Records

"The Unseen In Between" is not the strongest Album of the musician. Some of the over 5-minute Songs are too long, sometimes Steve Gunn's ailing voice. But in its best moments, the thoughtful Indie-Folk is just soothing and reminiscent of the Bands of the British Invasion.

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Created: 27.03.2019, 16:29 PM

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