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International Cover-Up

by Steve Conte

Classic rock w/ punk attitude...blues-y Americana to solo acoustic soul. That's how Steve Conte rolls. Songs by Tom Waits, Eddie Cochran, Mink DeVille, John Lennon, Mick 'n Keef & more! Some tunes you know - and some you'll wonder how you never knew...
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight
3:35 album only
2. Happy
3:20 album only
3. Working Class Hero
4:44 album only
4. Venus of Avenue D
6:07 album only
5. White Lies
3:20 album only
6. Summertime Blues
4:34 album only
7. I Don't Wanna Grow Up
3:05 album only
8. Play With Fire (Live)
3:32 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
As a 13 year old live performer, Steve Conte looked to The Rolling Stones, The J. Geils Band, Black Oak Arkansas, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles & Bob Dylan for both musical inspiration and how to give "good show". Cut to 2016 - Conte releases his "covers" album featuring many of the songs he & his band have played on tour - and captures that live spirit in the recordings!

The 8-song album will feature songs written and/or recorded by Eddie Cochran, Willy / Mink DeVille, Tom Waits, Ramones, John Lennon, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Jason And The Scorchers and will be available here on CDbaby as well as on iTunes, Amazon and all your favorite *online retailers.

On tour, Conte would play original songs from his studio albums - plus a few well-chosen covers. Steve says: “This album contains some of my favorite songs to play live; road-tested in Europe with my band, The Crazy Truth International. The album production is sparse to showcase the band's live energy. All songs were recorded live, in a few takes. Most guitar solos were played live. A few tracks have a guitar overdub, one has horns, there's one with organ, and another with piano. There’s even a “one-take” vocal performance.”

INTERNATIONAL COVER-UP was largely recorded at Labtones Studio in Dordrecht, The Netherlands by Wilco Minderhoud & Jasper van Dorp. It features 6 studio recordings with Conte’s European version of The Crazy Truth - plus a pair of solo acoustic tracks recorded in New York City; one in his own Manhattan studio, The Joint NYC and the other recorded live on renowned record producer, Steve Lillywhite’s program for East Village Radio, The Lillywhite Sessions.

The band tracks, with Conte on guitars/vocals, Jeroen Polderman on drums and Jozz Verheijen on bass were previously only available as an “exclusive” during Conte’s 2013 Pledge Music campaign for his release, The Steve Conte NYC Album. The tracks have since been re-mastered and the running order re-sequenced to accommodate the acoustic songs.

***NOTE*** Physical CDs are only available on CDbaby and through Amazon.com.
The digital album is available on CDbaby but individual songs can not be purchased here.



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Shiki Sato

Conte-style is brilliant
You should buy this album if you want to listen real Rock 'n' Roll!
I found out Steve Conte as a guitarist/backing vocal of Michael Monroe band.
I want everybody to know his vocal and guitar which you can listen from behind Michael Monroe is more extremely talented than you thought.
His guitar and voices are ever-changing by songs so it makes the 8 songs he selected powerful and melodious much.(I think it's more than original songs!)
Enjoy his guitar like run through the air and expressive singing.

Alicia Shelton

What Rock was meant to be!
A slice of Americana, a screaming guitar, vocals from the heart. I just can't say enough about the talent of Steve Conte and his band. His interpretation of these classic songs is nothing short of amazing. Steve never disappoints! Here is the proof that Rock 'n Roll is not dead.