Steve Stevens digs Laura Nyro

Veteran guitarist Steve Stevens, known for his squalling electric textures, has a soft spot for pretty music. As he revealed to Music Radar, Stevens is a fan of The Association, Burt Bacharach, and Laura Nyro:

I was a huge Todd Rundgren fan and followed him all the way through Utopia. Then I realized that a lot of his chord voicings, melodies, and a lot of his classic style were the result of him trying to be like Laura Nyro.

Learn the rest of Steve’s “not-so-guilty pleasures” at MR.

Right here.


1 Comment

  1. A lot of great Artists are Laura Nyro Fans – she’s always been a Superstar TO the Superstars!

    Alas, it’s sad that outside of the Music industry, much of the general public were only exposed to her Songs through cover versions – none of which had anywhere near the amount of sheer Heart and Soul that Laura put into her own recordings. It’s like eating a plain vanilla ice cream cone, when you could have had a fully loaded banana split.

    The dim bulbs who programmed mainstream radio back in the day did their Listeners a great disservice by choosing to only play the xerox copies, instead of the original Masterpieces.

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