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Naked

by Steve Baskin

The latest CD from this Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Steve Baskin maintains a pop quality fueled with a charging rock attitude. And it’s just some unvarnished great music. [Valdosta Daily Times]
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Catch Me If You Can
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2. Please Don't Leave
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3. Naked
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4. A Day In My Shoes
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5. Float On Down
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6. My Empty House
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7. Something Smells Fishy
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8. I Think I Love You
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9. Worse Comes to Worst
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Album Notes
Naked is Steve Baskin's second full length album, and its themes run all over the place – love; love gone bad; running; the stress of the office; the Zen of the river; runaways; prostitution; and death.

Not Lame Records rated Steve's debut record, I Sometimes Think, as Highly Recommended. But the Valdosta Daily Times contended that his 2009 follow up, Naked, was “both more raw in its emotional impact while more refined in its musicianship and production. This second CD maintains a pop quality. And with all of Steve's records, there's a southern fried flare to the sound.

Steve wrote all but a few of these songs himself. He wrote My Empty House with Nashville studio cat and old band mate, Rich Herring; he wrote Something Smells Fishy with North Carolina native, Tracy Brown; and I Think I Love You was written by Tony Romeo for The Partridge Family.

Steve's incredibly talented band played on all of Naked's songs. Richard "Zoot" Blasingame played keyboards, organ, Grandma's accordion, bari sax and sang backup; Brian Hudson played drums and did all of the banging on things on the record; Joe Randolph played bass and Alex Slinin handled the electric and lead guitar work. Steve handled the lead vocals, some of the backup alongs with acoustic, electric and a bit of the lead guitar work.

Steve also got great sessions from Pamela Bishop who sang on Please Don't Leave, My Empty House and I Think I Love You; Ruben Harris playing cello on Naked and Lie; Michael McKenzie doing the trumpet work on My Empty House; and Mark Van Allen (Sugarland) playing pedal steel on Float on Down.

Naked was recorded by Steve at his Underground Studio and by Jonathan Beckner at Real to Reel Studio. Glenn Matullo did the mixing and production at Orphan Studio. And Colin Leonard mastered the record at Glenn Schick Mastering.

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CinSke

It's called "Naked" cuz it rocks yer socks off!
Steve Baskin's newest disc is "Naked" in name but covered in pop and rock references that catch your ear and please your soul. It dons a fetching combination of strong melodies, crisp vocals, accessible arrangements, and great guitar riffs, creating a smart ensemble that wears well on listeners.
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John

Strong
Steve has given us another gift. Better than the first (which stood on its own - love that Lucy). Keep rockin' Steve!
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mle

Enjoyable the whole way through!
I've enjoyed both of Steve's albums. In my humble opinion, Steve continues to get better & better - can't wait to hear what he comes up with next! The songs on "Naked" are varied - some make you think (Worse Comes to Worst), some are relatable (Please Don't Leave, My Empty House), and my personal favorites are good driving songs (Catch Me If You Can, Float On Down).
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