Steve Conte Reveals New Solo Album “Bronx Cheer”

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New York City guitarist, singer and songwriter Steve Conte has released his first solo album in five years, the attitude infused Bronx Cheer, via Wicked Cool Records. Long known for his memorable guitar work as a member of New York Dolls, as well as former Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe’s band, Steve found international fame in recent years via his collaborations with Japanese composer and artist Yoko Kanno on the soundtracks to several hit anime series, including Cowboy Bebop.

The core of Bronx Cheer consists of Steve Conte on guitar and vocals with bass by his brother John Conte (Southside Johnny & The Jukes, David Bowie, Ian Hunter)Charley Drayton (Keith Richards, Iggy Pop, The Replacements) on drums, as well as appearances by Blondie‘s Clem Burke, Andy Rourke of The Smiths and labelmate Jesse Malin.

“A ‘Bronx cheer’ is what we also call a ‘raspberry.’ Sticking out your tongue and blowing air to make a fart sound. The title for this album works on many levels. First is the fact that I moved to The Bronx five years ago – and I’m lovin’ it! But it all came together when I found the photo, which is on the album cover, of a group of high school kids marching down Fifth Avenue protesting the election of Donald Trump. So not only is the lead kid, Theo Fenton, raising his fist in protest, contrasting the word ‘cheer,’ the title also gives Trump a big fat raspberry!” (Steve Conte)

Bronx Cheer can be streamed and purchased here