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Much has been written recently about the long and colourful life and late-developing career of Seasick Steve, not all of it accurate. The facts, so far as he remembers them, are as follows.

Steve Wold was born in Oakland, in the San Francisco Bay Area around the post-war period when white folks started paying serious attention to the music of black ... Read more in Amazon's Seasick Steve Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (29 April 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B00BJMC2IG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,761 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Down On The Farm
2. Self Sufficient Man
3. Keep On Keepin' On
4. Over You
5. The Way I Do
6. Purple Shadows
7. Freedom Road
8. Home
9. Hope
10. Heavy Weight
11. Coast Is Clear

Product Description

Hubcap Music is Seasick Steve's sixth studio album. On the album the bluesman sings and plays various stringed instruments including a "hubcap guitar". He is joined by Dan Magnusson on drums, John Paul Jones on bass guitar amongst other instruments, and Jack White on guitar on the track "The Way I Do". It was produced by Seasick Steve himself and recorded at his home--The Dog House--and at Sputnik Sound in Nashville.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By snodger on 2 May 2013
Format: Audio CD
This collection of songs is no longer the sole product of Seasick Steve, JPJ and Jack White's influences are hard to miss. That said, Steve is on top form as usual and delivers a more rocking style of blues. As Steve says, I like his songs "kinda economical", when he and Dan work together you get to the real source of Steve's version of the blues and his wonderful down to earth lyrics really hit home. This is a great piece of work though, if you are new to Seasick Steve this is perhaps an easier more commercial listen for you to experience the blues played Steve's way, buy it now.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Angel Delta TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 April 2013
Format: Audio CD
Eight years after his debut album "Cheap" recorded when he was about 65 years old, Steve has released his sixth studio album with Jack White and John Paul Jones (from Led Zeppelin) making guest appearances.

"Hubcap Music", so named because he plays a guitar made from a garden hoe and two hubcaps, is Steve's familiar mix of blues styles. There is the traditional twelve bar blues ("Self Sufficient Man"), rap inspired talking blues ("(Keep Keepin' On") and modern electric blues with Stones style riffs (Freedom Road"). The problem is that they sound like you've heard them a thousand times or more. Impeccably performed but they bring nothing fresh to the harvest.

But the sweet mandolin of the folk blues break up song "Over You" and the blissful country blues of "Purple Shadows" with Elizabeth Cook and pedal steel bring a different substance to the album: melodic, lyrical and heartfelt. But best of all perhaps is the striking Muscle Shoals sound of "Coast Is Clear" with horns, John Paul Jones on Hammond Organ and some inspired falsetto from Steve. Magnificent!

Steve is no stranger to country blues and for me he is at his best when he sounds a little less like a manic Tom Waits, redneck boogie and punk funk and a little more like Jim Byrnes, plaintive and reflective.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By KK on 29 April 2013
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Like all of his albums it's just crammed with blues and soul, unlike the manufactured "Boy Bands" this is adult and manly music from the heart. There is a lifetime of experience here condensed into wonderfuls songs. Just Brilliant.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dawn Fowler on 5 Jun 2013
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It was for my husband but he said he loved it so there you are have a nice day all
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ken_H on 1 May 2013
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A slightly heavier, more polished album from Steve this time round, possibly the influence of John Paul Jones but still a good old blues boogie album. If you liked 'You can't teach ...' then you'll like this.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Elliot on 29 April 2013
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The guy is just a legend. 4 tracks in and every strum of his guitar is just magical. Someone who brings integrity to a flaccid and plastic modern music industry.
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By hodson on 13 July 2014
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Present for grandfather arrived as stated
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Item as described. Highly recommended.
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