Artist: Steve Hunter
Album: Before the Lights Go Out
Label: Deacon Records
Release Date: 09/25/2017
Steve Hunter’s name might not be instantly recognizable, but the sound of his guitar is familiar to anyone raised on ‘70s rock. Whatever you might have thought of Alice Cooper’s brand of theater, it was Hunter’s guitar that made the music work for listeners not drawn to boa constrictors and guillotines. And for those who don’t know (clearly not the case for Elmore readers), Hunter wrote and played, with Dick Wagner, the intro to Lou Reed’s live “Sweet Jane” on Rock n Roll Animal. Enough said.