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Steve Conte & the Crazy Truth [CD]

Steve Conte Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 Nov 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B002SQFZ18
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 210,297 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. The Goods Are Odd 2:590.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. The Truth Aint Pretty 3:460.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. Busload Of Hope 3:520.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Indie Girl 4:250.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Junk Planet 3:540.79  Buy MP3 

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
If there ever was a rock and roll guitar album that could kick start a sense of rock and roll adrenalin in the tradition of Lou Reed, Johnny Thunders, Mink DeVille and Television, it has to be Steve Conte and the Crazy Truth.

Best known as the guitarist who joined the legendary New York Dolls when Morrissey reunited the band at the 2004 London Meltdown Festival, Conte has played guitar on the Dolls last two studio albums, including the outstanding Todd Rundgren produced 'Cause I Sez So.

His new solo album "Steve Conte and the Crazy Truth" illustrates in flying colours how diverse and rootsy his brand of rock and roll really is. It is often difficult to embody the spirit of New York City rock and roll, and the last time this kind of sound was popular was back in the late seventies when the Heartbreakers, the Ramones and Television were kicking it large.

The stand out track on the album is the doo-wop flavoured "Gypsy Cab" - which is so cool, even Weezer wouldn't know how to follow it up. But then again, this is East Coast rock and roll, stripped down, turned up and ready to rip.

If you thought the recent Dolls album was no fluke, then listen again and do the math. I've seen the future of rock and roll, and believe it or not, it's pretty crazy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ...feeling dirty...but in a good way... 28 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
I saw the New York Dolls live for the first time this year, and came away quietly impressed. Although, having said that, I'd have been hard pushed to pick out Steve Conte from a police line-up, given the large amount of hair lacquer and polka dot shirts on display.

But here he comes, complete with his own band, The Crazy Truth, and a new album which, strange to relate, is being released a couple of days before the New York Dolls return to these shores for another batch of live shows. An amazing co-incidence!

Now it's safe to say that there is absolutely nothing new on offer here but, speaking as someone who grew up thinking that Hanoi Rocks and Mink DeVille were the two coolest bands in the world, it's safe to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this. However, even if I had thought it was rubbish, I probably would have lied just because Mr Conte has entitled one of the songs, 'Strumpet-hearted Monkey Girl'. I mean, come on. How great is that!

But it's not rubbish (unless I'm lying). It's sleazy, down at hell, guitar rock-Blues that anyone who fell in love with Hanoi Rocks, Sea Hags or even early Dogs D'Amour will take to their tattooed bosoms. Mr Contes boss, David Johanson, pops in to honk his harmonica, and these are songs you can dance, cry, sing, and waggle your tush to. Be it 'The Goods Are Odd', 'Get Off' or 'Busload Of Hope', with the latter a song the late Willy DeVille would have been proud of.

An album that left me feeling a wee bit grubby, but in a good way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE PURVEYOR OF REBEL BEAT 1 April 2011
Format:Audio CD
The legendary Steve Conte has been around a long time, played with a number of bands, and is probably best known as lead guitarist, songwriter and backing vocalist in the New York Dolls. He is also the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for a raft of other bands including Crown Jewels, The Contes, and his latest incarnation - Steve Conte & The Crazy Truth.

Sonically, The Crazy Truth lies somewhere between garage rock and punk blues. Steve Conte delivers the power, soul, raunch and drive - its the the Stooges and the Stones versus Morphine and Tom Waits. When not touring with the Dolls, Conte still has the overwhelming desire to get the rebel beat out of his soul and with the voice of a derelict angel, and the guitar sound of a reincarnated Johnny Thunders, combined with the like-minded bassist, Lee Kostrinsky, and drummer Phil Stewart, the Crazy Truth produce with laser beam precision a hell of a lot of heart and power, enough to 'rock your sox'.

This album is 'top' and 'tailed' with "This Is The End", and "Junk Planet", both of which are typical of Conte's reflection of two decades of life and excess in New York City. All tracks are of a high standard but personal likings were "The Truth Ain't Pretty", "The Goods Are Odd", "Gypsy Cab" featuring 'Thunders' style guitar work, and the slower and soulful "Texas".

Special guests on the album includes David Johansen (New York Dolls) on harmonica, and on backing vocals, Catherine Russell (David Bowie) and Nicki Richards (Madonna).
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5.0 out of 5 stars the Crazy Truth is Crazy!!! 6 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
If you love the New York Dolls you'll probably love this - it doesn't sound like the Dolls but confirms Steve Conte's credentials and why he is a New York Dolls guitarist. I think I'm accurate citing this as the first ever solo outing from a serving New York doll. I had this in mind the first time I Listened to Steve Conte and the Crazy Truth. I had initial doubts about the unpolished production but loved it anyway. This was a bit worrying as I often tire of stuff I love on the first play. However from the second play it all made perfect sense and got under my skin. Steve Conte and the Crazy Truth oozes the hallmarks that drew me to rock 'n' roll to start with. If I heard this without knowing who it was I would definitely have been sold on it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking album 26 Jun 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Turned onto this by Peter Antony on Radio Caroline, great album, swaggering riff-tastic rock, love it! Look forward to seeing these guys live some day.
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