Steve Almaas is cool. He is in the Minneapolis band Suicide Commandos. Worked with Richard Barone with The Bongos – made a killer solo EP – Beat Rodeo which was produced by Barone, Almaas and Mitch Easter at Easter Chapel Hill studio – visual vinyl evidence above. Then he formed a band which was named for the EP. Beat Rodeo produced two albums for IRS Records.
Below is a new track called Your Life to Live via Soundcloud.
Recently Steve Almaas sat down with Ear to the Ground* to help us launch a new feature called Ear to Ground’s 7 Questions.
Jud is dead from the movie Oklahoma. Scared the piss out of me…
Beatles on Ed Sullivan
Piano lessons from my mom in 2nd grade.
Many thrills, but one big one was playing a show with Townes Van Zandt in Berlin and then hanging out with him for the next few days.
The new Nick Lowe album. He’s no dinky do….
I have an inexplicable fondness for Lambada…
I would love to have been a fly on the wall when Louis Armstrong cut Blue Yodel #9 with Jimmie Rodgers
*Disclaimer: Although technically speaking Mr. Almaas did not sit down WITH Ear to the Ground, we were in fact sitting when we typed the questions and one can assume that there is a reasonable chance he was sitting down when he answered the questions. So there.