Salty Dog: Lose These Blues (2011)
01. Lose These Blues
02. The Dark Of Night
03. The Keeper
04. What I Got Is Mine
05. Machine Gun
06. King Snake Boogie
07. Young & Free
08. Train Is Coming
09. Long Way From Home
10. The Thrill Is Gone
11. Too Rollin’ Stoned
Steve Plater – cigar box guitar, Danelectro guitar;
Marion Turner – vocals, harmonica;
Nick Gunsser – electric bass;
Geoff Hassell – drums
Shannon Simpson – drums (#10,11)
Recorded: at Webbs Hill Studio, Buningyong, Victoria, Australia
Label: Steve Plater (self-released)
Produced by: Salty Dog
Recorded, mixed and mastered by: Tony Foyster
Steve Plater and Marion Turner have been busy writing new material, and finally has come to fruition.
Just about all of the songs are their own originals and with the cigar box Guitar featured on this album, this primal sounding instrument is the strong edge to Salty Dog’s unique sound.
With the addition of drums and electric bass is a journey of raw sounding kick ass blues, recorded live, no enhancements and with no overdubs.
Steve makes his own Guitars that feature screaming electric pickups.
They are based on a one stringed instrument actually created from a large cigar box that conjures up images of that post depression earthy sound from street- corner performers which clearly adds a strong edge to the music on this album.
Not only does this work of art instrument sound great, it clearly looks cool and attracts major attention when Steve cranks them up.
With Marion’s amazing vocals and her Harmonica this music is awesome raw and gritty.