Steve Lieberman – Return of the Jewish Pirate v.1

The Clash’s English Civil War begins the release, Steve Lieberman’s latest and immediately hits listeners with a wall of fuzz and distortion. There is an insistence to this composition that sets the stage for the rest of the album. Lieberman’s cover of Echo & The Bunnymen’s Crystal Days allows for more of a psychedelic and new wave sound to make it into the track, with a rising and falling action keeping listeners keyed into the track. Green Day’s See The Light is brought into the Lieberman fold. The stripped down and raw sound of this track is punctuated through heavy riffs and pointed drums, keeping the momentum high as the disc continues to spin.


Late-disc covers like Cough Syrup (Butthole Surfers) ensures that listeners are not able to catch their breath. The guitar work and vocals unite to create something cohesive as Lieberman concludes the disc, something that is especially present on this cover of the Psychedelic Furs’ Here Come Cowboys and Jethro Tull’s Slow Marching Band.

Steve Lieberman – Return of the Jewish Pirate v.1 | 3rd Pirate: Obscurities & Near-Misses / 2015 Self/ 21 Tracks / /

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