|WICKED COOL RECORDS
Release Date: 25 November 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Kurt Baker Combo In Orbit Limited Vinyl LP
“The Kurt Baker Combo is cool! Be There or be square” – Steve Van Zandt
A master of hooks and melody, Kurt Baker’s music embodies a feel-good spirit wrapped in a punk rock sheen inspired by music of decades past. After several records with The Left-overs, the Maine native struck out solo and released three full-length albums, along with the a prolific output of B-sides and covers, touring with the likes of The Offspring and Tommy Stinson (The Replacements / Guns & Roses). He soon caught the attention of noted tastemaker Steven Van Zandt, guitarist in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, radio host of Little Steven’s Underground Garage, and proprietor of Wicked Cool Records – not to mention Silvio on The Sopranos.
The initial release in Wicked Cool’s new partnership with The Orchard, In Orbit is Kurt’s first album recorded with Kurt Baker Combo, the fearsome four-piece group which has been touring like madmen all throughout Kurt’s new adopted home country, Spain. Featuring nine original songs plus an electrifying cover of Devo’s “Jerkin’ Back ‘N’ Forth”, in Orbit is a fast paced, high energy ride rooted in rock’s past yet with eyes wide open forward a brave new world of melodic rock energy. Get ready for lift off, because Kurt Baker Combo are headed for the stars.
Upside Down / Baby’s Gone Bad / Rusty Nail / Count On Me / All For You / Modern Day Rock ‘N’ Roll Girl / Next Tomorrow / Ugly Way To Be / Jerkin’ Back ‘N’ Forth / Do It For You