Sunday, May 1, 2011

Steve Forbert's Tunes

While he's best known for the hit "Romeo's Tune" from 1979's Jackrabbit Slim, Steve Forbert is a talented rocker with a knack for insightful lyrics, excellent songs, and great guitar playing. He's still actively recording and touring. A good place to start your listening pleasure is 1993's The Best Of Steve Forbert: What Kinda Guy? featuring 19 of his best songs up to that point. He's also got a more recent best of called Rock While I Can Rock: The Geffen Years, released in 2003. You can find his official website at:

 "Romeo's Tune" (recently covered by Keith Urban) is one of those songs you can't get out of your head once you hear it. But once you listen to some of his other songs, like "Going Down to Laurel," "It Isn't Gonna Be That Way," or "Song For Katrina," you'll have a new appreciation for this excellent, underrated artist. Here's a link to a performance of "Romeo's Tune" :

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