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Stepson – Stepson

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1. Rule In The Book
2. Lil’ Bit
3. Rude Attitude
4. It’s My Life
5. I Apologize
6. Suffer
7. Back To ‘Bama
8. Man I’m A Fool
9. Turnpike (Vocal ‘Lucky Boy’)
10. Burnin’ Hurt

Jeff Hawks (vocals)
Joey Newman (guitar, vocals)
Bruce Hauser (bass, vocals)
Len Fagan (drums)

Produced by: Bob D’Orleans
Engineered by: Stan Ross, Joe Mauldin
Mixed by : tbd
Digitally Remastered by: Andy Pearce

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Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition – fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology. 12 page full colour booklet – 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and new interview. When it comes to earthy early seventies ball-busting hard rock then look no further than Stepson. Based in Los Angeles amongst a backdrop of twee singer songwriters and west coast folk rock nonsense, Stepson must have looked and sounded about as out of place as Adele fronting Black Sabbath. If its power chords and rampaging riffs that float your boat then make sure you brace yourself for the perfect storm. Formed in 1971, this crushing quartet was put together by veterans of the LA scene looking to combine the MC5’s wildcard attack with the blues power of Humble Pie. Bizarrely guitarist Joey Newman had been a member of the Osmonds – he contributed to their hard rock showstopper ‘Crazy Horses’ – before surrendering his soul to Stepson with enough fire cracker riffage to level a small town. Issued in 1974, on the ABC label, the album and band, despite being guided by Leslie West and Mountain’s management,sank without trace. With zero marketing and limited live shows outside of Los Angeles it was easy to see why the record fell short of expectations. Despite the disappointment, Stepson remains a bonafide hard rock nugget, and one of the most impressive obscurities of the era. We recommend you listen with a well charged defibrillator and a paramedic close at hand.”

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