For the first time, singer/songwriter Sal Casabianca goes "unplugged," with Curve--11 original acoustic titles. But their lack of electricity makes them no less electric.
From the autobiographic "28 Years," about the death of his brother; to the simple wish of "It's Christmas" ("Christmas yet to come please be kind to me."), Sal Casabianca take us on a personal journey we all have traveled or will travel.
It's a long road from the Queens kid who picked-up the guitar after hearing Kiss and seeing Frank Zappa in concert. But it's those disparate musical elements which have been a constant in Sal's writing and, ultimately, makes Curve's songs self-aware without being self-indulgent.
With an open mind to various musical styles and an ironic sense of humor never far from reach, Sal Casabianca went from Queens garage bands in the early 1980s to Pilot Jones in 1988. ("We got signed by CBS Records and were never heard from again.").
In the early 1990's, as part of the band Venus Beat, ("It was a blend of Disco, R&B and two Drag Queens singing soul.") he became a Wednesday night regular at New York City's Limelight.
Venus Beat disbanded in 1993, and Sal began pursuing a career in finance. It was always an avocation but "I got finally got serious about it." The "desire to always be creative," however, wouldn't subside.
In 1998, Sal went from "acid house dance to acoustic guitar and singer-songwriter," playing at open mike nights. But whether Queens garage band, '80s dance or drag queen disco, Sal was always a songwriter. "Music," he writes in the liner notes of Curve, "saved my life and is my way."
Share Sal Casabianca's way and listen to Curve. And if you have an open mike, Sal has the guitar. "The Drag Queens," he says, "are optional."